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David Brent dances to the top of My BBC poll

A classic scene from the award winning series The Office has been voted the number-one BBC clip in a BBC Motion Gallery-sponsored poll.


Broadcast magazine received over 5,000 votes from industry executives, celebrities and readers and the full results are published in the My BBC supplement in this week's magazine. The supplement showcases the best clips from the BBC's vast archive of footage and programmes.


David Brent's alternative dance routine, with 20% of the vote, fought off stiff competition from other treasured BBC clips from series such as Blackadder, Doctor Who, The Blue Planet, Cathy Come Home, Morecambe & Wise and Dad's Army.


The famous hospital scene from Blackadder Goes Forth was voted the second favourite BBC clip with 18% of the vote, while in third place are those legendary villains, the Daleks, from Doctor Who with 14% .


Christopher Eccleston, who plays the ninth Doctor Who in the eagerly anticipated BBC ONE series, appears in two of the judges favourite drama clips: Our Friends In The North and Flesh and Blood.


Unforgettable moments in history also take significant place in the poll including Live Aid, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980, the moon landing in 1969, and even Jeremy Paxman's grilling of Michael Howard on Newsnight.


Footage of Stanley Matthews in the 1953 FA Cup Final, the 1980 Moscow Olympics and George Best's performance in the 1968 European Cup Final are just some of the reader's favourite sport clips on the BBC.


In the Children's category, Teletubbies, Doctor Who and Blue Peter are clear winners with Animal Magic and Grange Hill coming in closely behind.


Simon Gibbs, Managing Director, BBC Motion Gallery says of the results: "The diversity and quality of BBC programming is clearly highlighted in this selection of classic clips. Where else would Teletubbies, Stanley Matthews and the Daleks sit alongside one another? It is a fascinating look at great television."


Conor Dignam, Editor, Broadcast magazine says: "We had an enormous amount of interest from the industry and some very high levels of voting. These are the clips which have had a huge impact on our readers and even inspired some to work in TV."


The results come on the eve of BBC Showcase, the world's largest television programme market hosted by a single distributor, that is set to attract 500 of the world's top TV programme buying executives.


Notes to Editors:

BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, commercials, television, film, interactive and corporate video production access to the world's most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide.


With more than 500 million feet of film and 300,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more, including acclaimed programming produced in conjunction with Discovery and PBS.


BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, one of the world's most respected news collections featuring coverage of virtually every historical event in the last 50 years. BBC Library Sales operates from offices in London and regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.



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Date : 23.02.2005
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