Call the Midwife was voted the best show of the past 25 years in a poll.
The BBC period drama, which is loosely based on real events, follows a group of midwives working in London’s East End in the late 1950s as they cope with the pressures of their lives everyday life and the changes they are going through.
In a poll to mark the 25th anniversary of RadioTimes.com, the website’s readers were asked to vote for the best show of the past 25 years from a list compiled by the website’s TV experts. Call the Midwife triumphed, leading the poll with 25% of the vote.
The BBC also managed to secure second place with Doctor Who after the sci-fi program garnered 13% of the total vote.
Line of Duty and Sherlock took third place with 7% of the vote, while Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones got 5% and 4% of the vote, respectively.
Speaking about the making, Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas said:
“When you’re doing as many years as we are, you know you’re not the thrill of newness anymore, so I think that says a lot about how loyal our audience is. But also that we’re doing something good in keeping the series fresh as we move forward. That in itself, I think, is the most encouraging thing.
The first series of Call the Midwife aired on BBC One in 2012. There have been 10 further series and an annual Christmas Day special. The show has featured a variety of stars in its lineup since its launch, including Miranda Hart, Helen George and Jenny Agutter.
Other show readers were given the opportunity to vote for Fleabag, Gavin and Stacey and The Wire.