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The BBC was running a poll recently to find out what the best Drama program on the BBC was last year... a vote that returned Dr Who as the corporation's greatest drama of 2005, with a staggering 55.86% of the vote!

the Top 5
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bestof2005/best_drama.shtml

and for those who are interested, the full results
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bestof2005/
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The BBC was running a poll recently to find out what the best Drama program on the BBC was last year... a vote that returned Dr Who as the corporation's greatest drama of 2005, with a staggering 55.86% of the vote!

the Top 5
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bestof2005/best_drama.shtml

and for those who are interested, the full results
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bestof2005/
Fantastic. Though the competition is a bit bizarre. Of course here in the states it would be up against "Desperate Housewives," so I shouldn't be derisive...
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Rome I saw a bit of, and Spooks I happen to love anyway (though the writers/producers have a disturbing propensity to kill the main characters off in the season finales - makes getting attachted to anyone a dicey proposition), but all the same, I'd definitely have put Doctor Who at the top of that list. Of course, now that Life On Mars has started, it might have a little bit of competition.


By the by, does anything else perhaps think that we might rename this particular forum to "Doctor Who And Some Other Stuff I Suppose"? :wink:
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On a related note... GAH!
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Amusing that a sheep should be so conspicuously featured in the banner for that page.

But ... yeah.
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Aw cmon. At least have the class to be buried in the Zero Cabinet from Castrovalva!
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Class? After that "it has three settings!" thing of SCMoll's?
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On-topic: I think the best for me was probably Bleak House. It was brilliantly done, and Charles Dance is perhaps the definitive Tulkinghorne.
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Not as impressive as if he;d been buried in an actual Police Call Box. Still, it just goes to show what lengths that fans of TV shows will go to - like, say, running a parody site for seven years.
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Still, it just goes to show what lengths that fans of TV shows will go to - like, say, running a parody site for seven years.
Hypothetically speaking, if someone were to do that, who'd be crazy enough to join the community? :P
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Oh, they'd be fruitcakes too, of course. But not quite as much so.
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Oh, they'd be fruitcakes too, of course. But not quite as much so.
Err...Pointy, are you aware that "fruitcake" is a synonym for drag queen?
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Let's see, I'll just get out my magnifying glass so I can see what that says...


WHAT! Drag queen? I'm horribly horribly offended! How dare you use such filthy, DIRTY language in here! I will not stand for it, d'you hear! Not for one MOMENT! Now, go and stand in the corner, young man, and think about what you've just done! :x
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Oh, they'd be fruitcakes too, of course. But not quite as much so.
Err...Pointy, are you aware that "fruitcake" is a synonym for drag queen?
You do know it's also a synonym for a cake with fruit in it?
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And nuts.
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Oh, they'd be fruitcakes too, of course. But not quite as much so.
Err...Pointy, are you aware that "fruitcake" is a synonym for drag queen?
You do know it's also a synonym for a cake with fruit in it?
Yes, but I don't think that Pointy meant to imply that w-- I mean *they* would be small cakes with fruit and nuts in them.
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I could have said "fruity as a nut cake", which, while undoubtedly more nerdly, also sounds a lot worse.
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I could have said "fruity as a nut cake", which, while undoubtedly more nerdly, also sounds a lot worse.
Could we drop the subject, and the priapic symbolsm to boot?
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You're the one that brought it up! :P

Honestly, I meant "fruitcake" in the sense of being completely batty, loopy, round the bend, crazy, mad, insane, bonkers, a bit nuts. You know, like us.
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