My 10 favourite TV performances

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A while ago, my mate Robert Dick mooted assembling a list of his 10 favourite TV performances. It got me thinking, so here’s mine. What are your favourites?

* Peter Falk (Columbo in Columbo)

* Martin Freeman (Tim Canterbury in The Office)

* Tamsin Greig (Alice Chenery in Love Soup)

* Allison Janney (CJ Cregg in The West Wing)

* David Jason (Del Boy Trotter in Only Fools and Horses)

* Shelley Long (Diane Chambers in Cheers)

* James Marsters (Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

* Bob Peck (Ronald Craven in Edge of Darkness)

* Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing in Friends)

* David Suchet (Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot)

Narrowing it down to 10 was tough. I didn’t have room for Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation), Bradley Whitford (Danny Tripp in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), John Cleese (Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers), Terry O’Quinn (John Locke in Lost), Kirstie Alley (Rebecca Howe in Cheers), John Thaw (Morse in Inspector Morse), Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Jason Alexander (George Costanza in Seinfeld), Dexter Fletcher (Spike Thompson in Press Gang) and others that have slipped my mind.

My 20 favourite sitcoms – part four

Part one here. Part two here. Part three here.

5 Friends (1994-2004)

4 The Office (2001-2003)

3 Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003)

2 Cheers (1982-1993)

1 Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)

 

Top 20 Friends moments: Part three

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Part one here.

Part two here.

#10: Chandler and Pheobe sing together, The One With The Giant Poking Device, 1996

#9: Rachel’s trifle, The One Where Ross Got High, 1999

#8: Rachel and fat Monica dance, The One Where The Stripper Cries, 2004

#7: Free porn!, The One With The Free Porn, 1998

#6: The chair argument, The One Where No One’s Ready, 1996

Part four here.

Top 20 Friends moments: Part one

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#20: Ross tries to kiss his cousin, The One with Ross and Monica’s Cousin, 2001

#19: Chandler makes a whipping sound, The One with All the Wedding Dresses, 1998

#18: Joey writes a script, The One with the Inappropriate Sister, 1998

#17: Joey and Ross’s nap, The One with the Nap Partners, 2000

#16: Ross and Rachel sing to Emma, The One with Ross’s Inappropriate Song, 2002

Part two here.