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Here are the top ten articles for the British Television Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space
50 Years Ago Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin circumnavigated the globe. In the Summer of 1961 he was interviewed in London for BBC TV. This UK tour, at the height of the Cold War, was made possible by the Amalgamated Foundry Workers Union - who invited the great man to visit Manchester, England.
2. The Bee Gees Robin Gibb RIP
Robin Gibb of seminal Seventies Disco band The Bee Gees has died, aged 62.
This two-part TV miniseries stars John Hurt, and is modelled on the best selling novel of the same name by Kate Mosse. A split-time chronicle of the Holy Grail which spans the 13th and 21st centuries, the dual story line focuses on the intermingled lives of two women, related by blood.
4. The Apprentice UK 2012
Well who doesn't love The Apprentice, either in the UK or the USA? The new season of The Apprentice UK opens in March 2012 with the usual contingent of scary candidates, together with the scary Lord Alan Sugar.
5. The Jeremy Kyle Show
Call this entertainment, call it shameless scraping of the broadcast barrel, seems The Jeremy Kyle Show is here to stay, both in the UK and the USA
6. Davina McCall on The Million Pound Drop
The Million Pound Drop pairs a million pounds (always a good figure to conjure with in game shows) with Davina McCall, live and in full colour. It takes some getting into, but is annoyingly addictive.
7. Karen Gillan in We'll Take Manhattan
Actress Karen Gillan is the darling of British TV, as Dr Who companion Amy Pond. In 2012 BBC drama 'We'll Take Manhattan' she appears as 'The Shrimp' - iconic Sixties model, Jean Shrimpton
8. 'The Kennedys' Controversial Miniseries
The first two episodes of controversial mini series 'The Kennedys' aired this week on the BBC in Britain, and this year sees the 50th anniversary of the start of John F Kennedy's presidency. This iconic and ultimately tragic figure was just one player in the American family dynasty.
9. Monroe Medical Drama Reworks House
New medical drama Monroe on English channel ITV, treads the same hospital corridors as inspirational MD Gregory House. Is the central character blatantly modelled on House?
10. Downton Abbey - A Class Act?
Downton Abbey is a critical and popular tour de force - winning writer Julian Fellowes an Emmy and entering the Guinness Book of Records as the most critically appraised TV series of 2011. It has been a massive hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Is it as good as the hype?
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