Chucklevision named greatest CBBC series of all time

ChuckleVision has been named the greatest CBBC series of all time.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 5:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 6:12 pm
Chuckle Brothers, Barry (left) and Paul Elliott

The slapstick children's programme introduced the world to Paul and Barry Chuckle and their famous catchphrase: "To me, to you".

Over two decades, 21 series and nearly 300 episodes the brothers took on myriad jobs, tasks and adventures, until the show ended in 2009.

Veteran entertainer Barry Chuckle, real name Barry Elliott, died at the age of 73 in August 2018.

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In a poll of 3,000 conducted by Radio Times, ChuckleVision was named the greatest CBBC series of all time, followed by The Story Of Tracy Beaker and Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow.

The result comes days after the CBBC rated ChuckleVision "mid" tier in a ranking of its own shows posted to Twitter.

After publishing the list the channel asked: "Did we get it right?"

Paul Chuckle weighed in, replying: "No actually you didn't in my opinion.. Chucklevision 294 episodes over 21 years."

Other shows to make the magazine's top 10 include Horrible Histories, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Blue Peter, Byker Grove, Grange Hill, Maid Marian And Her Merry Men and The Demon Headmaster.

Paul Chuckle told the magazine: "I am thrilled that an injustice has been corrected and I would like to thank everyone over all platforms of social media who got involved.

"In the words of me and Barry (changed a little) 'From me - to you'.

"Thank you as you have all helped put ChuckleVision where it belongs, at number one!" editorial director Tim Glanfield said: "For more than two decades the madcap antics of Paul and Barry served as one of the first introductions to comedy for British children at the heart of the CBBC schedule - no wonder Chucklevision is so well remembered by those who voted in our poll.

"Hearty congratulations from me, to you!"

The greatest CBBC series of all time:

1. Chucklevision

2. The Story Of Tracy Beaker

3. Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow

4. Horrible Histories

5. The Sarah Jane Adventures

6. Blue Peter

7. Byker Grove

8. Grange Hill

9. Maid Marian And Her Merry Men

10. The Demon Headmaster

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