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Tuesday, 3 December, 2002, 16:59 GMT
Only Fools and Horses tops poll
Rodney and Del Boy in the winning episode
The 1996 Christmas episode of Only Fools And Horses came out top
Only Fools And Horses, the comedy centred around Peckham entrepreneur Del Boy Trotter and family, has been voted the best Christmas TV in a poll.

Two episodes of the BBC comedy won the top two places in the poll.

And another two featured in the top 10 most popular Yuletide TV shows.

The list has been taken from a poll of shoppers at a British department store chain.

The most popular was the 1996 Christmas special where Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst, dressed up as Batman and Robin for a party but then became accidental crimefighters.

It was followed by the episode Miami Nice, where Del is mistaken for a mafia drug lord when the family go on holiday to Florida.
Dirty Den played by Lesley Grantham
Dirty Den's Christmas divorce was also popular

In seventh and ninth places were a 1989 episode where Rodney gets arrested on a trip to Margate, and 1985's To Hull And Back, where the Trotters travel to Holland on an abortive gem-smuggling trip.

The third most popular programme was the Christmas 1986 episode of EastEnders where Dirty Den served wife Angie with divorce papers.

A 1997 Morecambe and Wise special showing the comedy duo parodying composer Andrew Previn came in at number four.

Other Christmas specials to make the list were an episode of One Foot in The Grave where Victor Meldrew goes to Portugal, Hilda Ogden's farewell speech in Coronation St and an episode of comedy Men Behaving Badly.

The Queen's 1997 "annus horribilis" speech came in at number six.

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