But now it's time to celebrate only the finest cuts - it's our top TV shows of the year, concluding now our top five picks.
5. An Adventure in Space and Time
There was much for Doctor Who fans to enjoy as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations - 'The Day of the Doctor' of course, but also Paul McGann's return in online outing 'The Night of the Doctor' and Peter Davison's 'Five(Ish) Doctors Reboot' comedy skit. But the standout - the jewel in the BBC's crown - was this lovingly-crafted biopic from Mark Gatiss.
Recreating an exciting and inspiring world of early television production now lost to us, An Adventure in Space and Time told not