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Britons 'want Del Boy TV return'
Only Fools and Horses
Rodney and Del Boy are much loved by the British public
Only Fools and Horses is the TV programme British viewers would most like to see back on their screens, a survey suggests.

The last episode of the show, starring David Jason as wheeler dealer Del Boy and Nicholas Lyndhurst as brother Rodney, was shown in December 2003.

US comedy Friends came second in the survey of 3,000 Britons by Onepoll.

Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese, was third, soap Brookside was fourth and US show Sex in the City was fifth.

The Trotter brothers, the creation of writer John Sullivan, first hit television screens in 1981.

TOP 10
Only Fools and Horses
Friends
Fawlty Towers
Brookside
Sex and the City
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Monty Python
The Krypton Factor
Big Breakfast
Absolutely Fabulous
Source: Onepoll

Dodgy Del Boy, with catchphrases including "lovely jubbly" and "you plonker" is one of the UK's best loved television characters.

The show, set in Peckham, south London, consistently tops polls for best comedy programmes.

In 2004, it was voted the public's favourite television sitcom in a BBC search.

Onepoll spokesman John Sewell said the show was a British institution that had stood the test of time.

"But while you still laugh at the repeats of the oldest shows, it would be great to see some new episodes on our screens," he added.

Second-placed Friends ended in May 2004 after a 10-year run which drew millions of viewers from across the globe.

The final episode of the show's 10th season saw a conclusion of the on-off relationship of characters Ross and Rachel as they finally got back together.

Only 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers - featuring characters Basil and Sybil Fawlty and first broadcast in 1975 - were ever made.

Brookside last appeared on Channel 4 in November 2003 while a big screen version of Sex and the City is currently in production.



VOTE RESULTS
Which TV show should be revived?
Only Fools and Horses
 22.88% 
Friends
 42.58% 
Fawlty Towers
 34.54% 
28384 Votes Cast
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

SEE ALSO
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17 Jul 06 |  Entertainment
Fools tops 'sitcom formula' test
06 Jun 05 |  Entertainment
Fawlty Towers is voted top sitcom
10 Oct 04 |  Entertainment
Fools and Horses is 'best sitcom'
28 Mar 04 |  Entertainment

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