A theme of unfair stereotyping runs through this list, for which we make no apologies. We know Madeline Smith is an actress of high versatility, as at home inventing Plasticene on Eureka! as she is Sapphing it up with Ingrid Pitt in The Vampire Lovers. Sub-Halliwell idiots, however, still maintain she’s just a pair of knockers and a smile, and as they’re in charge of the pen, so it must be. Go on Mr Guardian Guide, tell us the anecdote about the zip on Live and let Die again, why don’t you? Buh.
FINEST HOUR: On telly, it’s Eureka! for sure, but having Tom Baker and Eric Morecambe duelling for your affections in The Passionate Pilgrim is as fine a point as any to drop your career and go off and have kids.