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The Best of Masterpiece Theatre

The Winners Are...

The Survey and Results
In a nationwide survey, conducted during the summer of 2006, viewers selected their favorites from the previous 35 seasons of Masterpiece Theatre, more than 250 productions. About 30,000 fans responded to balloting requests online and in local PBS member guides. In addition to voting for their favorite series, fans were asked to pick favorites in several special categories. The results are shown below.

Favorite Series:
The top twelve titles as revealed in The Best of Masterpiece Theatre broadcast:

  1. Jeeves & Wooster
  2. Wives & Daughters
  3. The Fortunes & Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
  4. Reckless
  5. House of Cards
  6. Poldark
  7. The Jewel in the Crown
  8. Prime Suspect
  9. Bleak House (2005 adaptation)
  10. I, Claudius
  11. The Forsyte Saga
  12. Upstairs, Downstairs

Best performance by a male in a period drama:

Best performance by a female in a period drama:

Best performance by a male in a contemporary drama:

Best performance by a female in a contemporary drama:

Favorite performance as a villain: A Tie!

Favorite "You Saw Them Here First:"

Favorite Scene-Stealer: A Tie!

These, in alphabetical order, were the most frequently named favorite titles:



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