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Still deciding which show to start next? There’s so much choice when it comes to something to watch, so to help out we have been asking Brits which TV shows have influenced them the most.

Sir David Attenborough has taken the top spot twice over, with Blue Planet, the multi award-winning BBC produced documentary voted ‘Most Influential’ and Planet Earth coming in second place.

The most expensive nature documentaries ever commissioned, Blue Planet explored all aspects of marine life across the world, while Planet Earth took a global overview of the Earth’s varying habitats and biomes.

Both series can be said to have played a huge role in educating us about our planet, as well as poignantly exposing the destruction caused by climate change, and Blue Planet took 34 percent of the vote, with Planet Earth taking 29 percent.

Other shows that featured on the list of the most influential TV shows of all time, according to Brits, included the dark-comedy spy thriller Killing Eve (23 percent), American fantasy drama Game of Thrones (17 percent) ITV reality show, Love Island (11 percent) and Irish drama-series Normal People (10 percent).

As well as documentaries and dramas, classic comedy series such as The Office (11 percent), Gavin and Stacey (17 percent), Absolutely Fabulous (11 percent) and Shameless (9 percent) also made the cut.

The top twenty most influential shows according to Brits

  1. Blue Planet
  2. Planet Earth
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Gavin and Stacey
  6. Strictly Come Dancing
  7. Peaky Blinders
  8. Call the Midwife
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale
  10. Sherlock
  11. Doctor Who
  12. Stranger Things
  13. Luther
  14. The Office
  15. Absolutely Fabulous
  16. Love Island
  17. Seven Worlds, One Planet
  18. Fleabag
  19. Normal People
  20. Shameless

With loads of the most influential shows available for free on Freeview Play, we have curated a ‘Most Influential Shows’ category over on Explore Freeview Play at Channel 100, so head on over now to start watching.

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