The Nation's Favourite

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The Nation's Favourite
Genre Documentary
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 17 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 60–120 minutes
(inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Shiver Productions
Release
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Original release 5 December 2010 (2010-12-05) – 3 September 2016
Chronology
Related shows ITV Specials

The Nation's Favourite... is an award-winning British documentary series, celebrating music by a particular artist or popular genre, including ABBA, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Elvis Presley and Queen.

To date, 17 episodes have been shown with a variety of celebrity narrators, including David Walliams, Alison Steadman, Victoria Wood, Zoë Ball, Matt Lucas, Craig Charles, Rufus Hound, Fearne Cotton, Amanda Holden and Stephen Mulhern.

Most Nation's Favourites are 90 minutes in duration. Each episode features exclusive interviews with the featured band or artist, as well as their songwriters, producers, musicians and celebrity fans. The show is made by Shiver Productions.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Show Air date Narrator Viewers (millions) No. 1 song
1
The Nation's Favourite ABBA Song 5 December 2010[1] Kate Thornton 5.70[2] "The Winner Takes It All"[3]
2
The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song[4] 9 December 2011 Amanda Holden 3.81[5] "How Deep Is Your Love"
3
The Nation's Favourite Number One Single 8 July 2012 Fearne Cotton 2.70 "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Queen
4
14 July 2012 2.75[6]
5
15 July 2012 3.68[7]
6
The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song 22 December 2012 Liza Tarbuck 1.61[8] "Fairytale of New York" – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
7
The Nation's Favourite Dance Moment[9] 22 June 2013 Rufus Hound Unknown Singin' in the Rain
8
The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song[10] 8 November 2013 Zoë Ball 4.48 "Always On My Mind"
9
The Nation's Favourite Motown Song[11][12] 6 July 2014 Craig Charles 2.15 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" – Marvin Gaye
10
The Nation's Favourite Queen Song 11 November 2014 Matt Lucas 2.72 "Bohemian Rhapsody"[13]
11
The Nation's Favourite 70s Number One[14] 5 March 2015 Zoë Ball 2.74 "Bohemian Rhapsody" – Queen[15]
12
The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One 25 July 2015[16] 2.38 "Every Breath You Take" – The Police
13
The Sound of ITV – The Nation's Favourite Theme Tune 16 September 2015[17] Victoria Wood 2.39 [18] "Yakety Sax" from The Benny Hill Show
14
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One[19] 11 November 2015[20] Alison Steadman 2.62 "Hey Jude"[21]
15
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song[22] 17 December 2015 David Walliams 2.79 "Skyfall" – Adele
16
The Nation's Favourite Disney Song[23] 26 December 2015 Stephen Mulhern 2.2 "The Bare Necessities" (from The Jungle Book)[24]
17
The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song[25] 3 September 2016 Zoë Ball 2.5 "Please Mr. Postman"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Video - ITV Player homepage". Archived from the original on 2011-01-04. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "'The X Factor' semi-final storms past 15m". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "ABBA on TV - The Nation's Favourite ABBA Song". abbaontv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  4. ^ ITV TV Shows
  5. ^ "Bee Gees special pulls in 3.8m on ITV1". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Big Brother slumps to 870,000 on Saturday night". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "'Family Guy' rockets to 1.2m on BBC Three after 'Shrek' boost". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Strictly Come Dancing' 2012 finale second most-watched ever - Strictly Come Dancing News". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  9. ^ http://www.itvmedia.co.uk/nations-greatest-dance-moments
  10. ^ "Shiver Brings Elvis To ITV | Shiver". shiver.tv. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Nation's Favourite Motown Song Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Shiver to reveal The Nation's Favourite Motown Song for ITV". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Nation's Favourite Queen Song Top 20 Results and ITV Winner | Telly Chat". tellychat.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Nation's Favourite 70s Number One Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Nation's Favourite 70s Number One has been revealed, but here are some 70s classics which didn't make the cut | Metro News". metro.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Nation's Favourite 80s Number 1 Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "ITV takes us down memory lane with The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes - Mirror Online". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "Hey Jude voted the UK's favourite Beatles number one single on ITV | TV | Staying In | London Evening Standard". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  22. ^ "The Nation's Favourite Bond Song Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  23. ^ "The Nation's Favourite Disney Song Episode 1". itv.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  24. ^ metro.co.uk/2015/12/26/the-nations-favourite-disney-song-is-surprisingly-not-let-it-go-from-frozen-5582842/
  25. ^ http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week36/nations-favourite-carpenters-song

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