THE region’s hippest TV bloggers have joined The Journal’s quest to find the region’s favourite television programmes.
The authors of Mickey and Davey’s TV Rant – two friends from Newcastle whose full identity is a jealously guarded secret – have followed acting couple Denise Welch and Tim Healy in giving The Journal their top 10 programmes.
We are appealing to people around the region to send us their favourite shows – as well as their favourite sports stars, entertainers, books, Northerners and sporting moments – so that we can compile a definitive list of the North-East’s favourites.
And according to Mickey and Davey – whose eccentric TV blog has won hundreds of fans since being launched earlier this year – we should be voting for American crime thrillers, British reality TV and the long-running quiz show A Question of Sport.
Davey said: “On the blog we tend to disagree about television quite a lot so there’s no way we could come up with 10 favourites together. We ended up coming up with five each and, frankly, I think mine are much better.”
Mickey added: “We both wanted to include The Shield, which is an American programme we both love. Eventually Davey let me put it on my list, but only because I would have otherwise gone for some science fiction.”
The bloggers’ list is heavy on current favourites, including American thriller 24, Channel 4 property developing show Property Ladder and cult British sitcom Peep Show.
It comes after Tim Healy and Denise Welch produced a Top 10 that included Boys from the Blackstuff, Coronation Street and Fawlty Towers.
All of the votes cast between now and Christmas will be compiled to produce the definitive list of the region’s favourite shows.
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Vote for your own top 10
You can vote for your faviourite books or sporting moments in a number of ways:
POST: Send your choice to The Journal Newsdesk, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED.
EMAIL: Send your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org