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Yule be the judge: ’77 heaven!

It’s official! You voted in your tens, and the result is… 1977 was the best-ever year for Christmas telly! So, to celebrate that epic achievement, here’s a grid of clips from everyone’s favourite festive day for you to enjoy, over and over… Thanks, everyone, for taking part! Merry Christmas!

Snow globe!

“Far have I travelled…”

“A bit of dancin’ to do today, I reckon”

“Verity, I wish you’d make an effort”

“So young, so gay”/”That’s him today”

Guest-starring Egg’s dad

“Honestly! Paper chains in a pig sty?!”

“Up yours!”

“…That’s after The Old Grey Whistle Test…”


  1. gareth

    January 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I demand a recount,I was only 4!

    Although I do love the xmas pud ident.

  2. SundayGirl

    January 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Enjoyed this voting caper…some of the same for Easter telly perhaps??? Although there may be less choice…
    Love the 1977’s Xmas indents..

  3. tellycabbage

    January 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Well done everyone! A great choice by all!
    I’m sure Bill Cotton would very proud of the whole cream community!

  4. Palitoy

    January 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    My first Christmas on this Earth! A babe in the cradle I was, but clearly trust in my infant memory needs correcting as there wasn’t a ‘Maths In A Box’, ‘Hazel’ and ‘Taxi’ laden schedule… must have been a wet Monday afternoon in September 1979 I’m recalling. Cuh!

  5. johnnyboy

    January 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    ohh! cant view them on my android phone. Dying to see the idents though. Well done TVC and i second an Easter repeat whenst it comes around

  6. Palitoy

    January 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Oh yes an Easter versh’ please! Perhaps that most esoteric of Easter holiday morning schedules – CBBC’s epoch-defining-of-1991 ‘Now It’s Daffs’ could be recalled and discussed!

  7. Richard Davies

    January 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I could never understand was daffs was supposed to mean, unless it was an oblique reference to St David’s day.

  8. johnnyboy

    January 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Ohh! “Verity – a Ghost Story” Must watch this. Still think that “The Signalman” is freak-off scary and cannot be bettered. Remember I showed it to my brother and his, erm…not too learnered wife who constantly throughout the 45 mins kept saying things like “So, what’s happening now? Is he a ghost? What’s that about?”
    My bro had the patience of a Saint and just said “Shuttup and watch”.

  9. Glenn A

    January 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    To me the last truly classic Christmas line up, well on BBC1 anyway as ITV more or less waved the white flag. Also the high point of Morecambe and Wise’s career, which sadly went downhill at ITV. However, it does seem the BBC has found a new set of hits for Christmas in recent years.

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