Oh we Brits might like to think of ourselves as a cut above, all that and a bag of chips, a kind of European Taste the Difference range when it comes to intelligence and general savoire faire.
Why oh why (oh why oh why oh why oh why to the power of 100) is it then that the scores are in and the most watched programme on Her Majesty’s telly (by which we mean the UK’s, not just the Queen, who watches mostly Kirstie’s All New Home Videos and re-runs of Dad’s Army) is Only Fools and Horses.
Yes, indeed. The show that contains criminal levels of acting, just trace elements of comedy and fucking David Fucking Jason is officially the most-watched show of the decade. 21.3 million for one Christmas special (that’s nearly 1 in 3 of the population! 75% of the audience share. Oh and they’re making a ‘prequel’!)!
And the runners up don’t offer much succour either: EastEnders, Coronation Street (fair enough, we say to that one) and the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
*shakes head sadly, opens bottle of Tia Maria intended for a Christmas present, watches a classic Victoria Wood As Seen on TV to flush out system*