An effort to find out the greatest Briton of all times by presenting ten of Britain's greatest and let the public vote on those.




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Series cast summary:
Michael Portillo Michael Portillo ...  Himself - Presenter 2 episodes, 2002
Anne Robinson Anne Robinson ...  Herself - Presenter 2 episodes, 2002
Rosie Boycott Rosie Boycott ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Jeremy Clarkson ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Alan Davies ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Richard Holmes Richard Holmes ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Lucy Moore Lucy Moore ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Mo Mowlam Mo Mowlam ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2002
Fiona Shaw ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2002


An effort to find out the greatest Briton of all times by presenting ten of Britain's greatest and let the public vote on those.

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20 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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100 Greatest Britons See more »

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The 10 greatest Britons according to the show:
  • 1. Sir Winston Churchill
  • 2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • 3. Diana, Princess of Wales
  • 4. Charles Darwin
  • 5. William Shakespeare
  • 6. Sir Isaac Newton
  • 7. Queen Elizabeth I
  • 8. John Lennon
  • 9. Viscount Horatio Nelson
  • 10. Oliver Cromwell
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Referenced in Ian Hislop & Paul Merton (2003) See more »

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great format throughout this mini-series
11 May 2003 | by andynortonukSee all my reviews

To be honest I loved it! Okay, Anne Robinson was not a good presenter for this series. But who cares! This alternative format to Channel 4's 100 greatest shows' format makes the audience informed of each of the top 100 Britons, by giving them a mini-biography of each contender in the count down. This is quite educational and is a welcome alternative to those 100 greatest TV shows on Channel 4. Also, the people discussing why a certain Briton, like Brunel or Churchill, should be number 1 was also interesting! But I only watched the John Lennon programme, which gave good insight to his life. Overall, a great format throughout this mini-series!

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