27 December 2012 4:35 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective wins Radio Times poll

The sleuth drama Sherlock, a modern-day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's crime-solving stories, has been voted the top TV show of 2012 in a Radio Times poll of writers and critics.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the BBC1 series beat the Us Emmy and Golden Globe winning thriller Homeland, shown on Channel 4, into second place.

The Olympics comedy Twenty Twelve, the BBC2 mockumentary following a fictitious team behind the Games and starring Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes, was voted third.

Armando Iannucci's political satire The Thick of It, another BBC2 series, was placed fourth in the TV Top 10.

RadioTimes.com editor Tim Glanfield said: "Sherlock delivered the TV event of the year with three perfect episodes. Nothing got people talking more than that cliffhanger series finale."

Fresh Meat, the Channel 4 »

- Caroline Davies

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Benedict Cumberbatch
"Downton Abbey" (2010)
Hugh Bonneville

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners