100 Greatest / 100 Worst

100 Greatest / 100 Worst

The 100 Greatest is a popular long running British TV strand on Channel 4. These are normally public polls, voted for by visitors of the Channel 4 website. However, some of the polls are decided on by experts. The programs are usually broadcast in the weekend schedule in three or four hour blocks throughout the year. The shows are also repeated on E4 on Saturday nights. The song "Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out!" (by Bentley Rhythm Ace) is used as the soundtrack for several of these shows.


100 Greatest

* 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) - presented by Graham Norton
* 100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (2000)cite web |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2000/sep/11/tvratings.broadcasting |title=Millionaire in ratings scrap with Big Brother | Media | MediaGuardian |author= Janine Gibson|authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2000-09-11|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTX6lRST|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Zoe Ball
* 100 Greatest TV Ads (2000)cite web |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2001/sep/03/mondaymediasection8 |title=Smashing stuff | Media | The Guardian |author= Claire Cozens|authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2001-09-03|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTWtUt4U|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Graham Norton
* 100 Greatest No. 1s (2000) - presented by Graham Norton
* 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) - presented by Ardal O'Hanlon
* 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows (2001)cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1512890.stm |title=BBC News | TV AND RADIO | Simpsons tops kids' TV poll |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2001-08-28|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTXbxYBr|archivedate=2008-07-21 |quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Jamie Theakston (with Sooty and Sweep)
* 100 Greatest Films (2001) - presented by Graham Norton
* 100 Greatest Sporting Moments (2002)cite web |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2002/01/20/stgile21.xml |title=Sport on TV: Henmania confirmed as a summer fever - Wimbledon 2008 Championships – Tennis - Telegraph |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2002-01-20|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTaSZ9Ji|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Vinnie Jones, with additional narration from Dickie Davies
* 100 Greatest World Cup Moments (2002) - presented by Bob Mortimer
* 100 Greatest Movie Stars (2003) - presented by Richard E. Grant
* 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003)cite web |url=http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/509284/ |title=TV MARKETPLACE - Rugby scores again - Brand Republic News - Brand Republic |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2003-10-03|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2004) - presented by Anna Chancellor
* 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004)cite web |url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a17598/deks-christmas-crackers.html |title=Television - - Dek's Christmas Crackers - Digital Spy |author= Dek Hogan|authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2004-12-19|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTrAyCjd|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 100 Greatest Musicals (2004) - presented by Denise Van Outen
* 100 Greatest Pop Videos (2005) - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 100 Greatest Albums (2005)cite web |url=http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/2005/thom-yorke-debuts-new-songs-at-trade-justice |title=Thom Yorke Debuts New Songs At Trade Justice - Xfm |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2005-04-18|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTWhqd4N|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - narrated by Alexander Armstrong
* 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005)cite web |url=http://www.examiner.ie/breaking/index.aspx?c=ireland&jp=kfsnkfkfidau |title=Irish Examiner | The Simpsons named top cartoon |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=2005-02-26 |format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTrtA8ad|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 100 Greatest Tearjerkers (2005) - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) - narrated by Bob Hoskins
* 100 Greatest Funny Moments (2006) - presented by Rob Brydon
* 100 Greatest War Films (2006) - presented by Sean Pertwee
* (2007)cite web |url=http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/alexei-sayle-my-land-rover-gave-up-on-the-bbc-near-dover-13465520.html |title=Alexei Sayle: My Land Rover gave up on the BBC near Dover - Motoring, Life & Style - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2007-08-07|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZTu25Kg5|archivedate= 2008-07-21|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-21] - narrated by Ann Bryson
* 100 Greatest Sex Symbols (2007) - presented by Anna Chancellor
* 100 Greatest USA & UK Idents 20th Century (2008) - presented by Bob Hoskins

In addition to these were the sub-strand "100 Greatest TV Treats of [Insert year] ", which ran from 2001 to 2004 and acted as a light-hearted review of the year's television.

50 Greatest

* 50 Greatest Comedians (a.k.a - "The Comedian's Comedian") (2004) - presented by Jimmy Carr
* 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) - presented by Tom Baker
* 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) - presented by Zoe Wanamaker
* 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals (2005) - presented by Bill Oddie
* 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (2006) - presented by Justin Lee Collins
* 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) - presented by Stephen Fry
* 50 Greatest TV Dramas (2007) - presented by Miriam Margoyles
* 50 Greatest Comedy Characters (a.k.a - "The World's Greatest Comedy Characters") (2007) - presented by Simon Pegg.
* 50 Greatest Catchphrases (a.k.a - "Greatest Comedy Catchphrases") (2008)

100 Worst

* 100 Worst Britons (2003) - presented by Jimmy Carr (a tongue in cheek response to BBC 2's popular "100 Greatest Britons" series from the previous year)
* 100 Worst Pop Records (2004) - presented by Jimmy Carr with additional narration from Ann Bryson

External links

* [http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/G/greatest/index.html "100 Greatest"] at Channel4.com
* [http://www.channel4.com/film/newsfeatures/top100lists.html "100 Greatest"] at channel4.com/film (Film4)


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