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1/16/2006 03:00:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


January 16, 2006 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
The results have been announced of BBC.co.uk's online Drama: Best of 2005 survey. Best drama, a runaway victory with 55.86% of the vote, isDoctor Who, with Bleak House in second place with 15.95%. Russell T Davies's Casanova starring David Tennant has taken equal sixth place with Holby City. In the Best Actor category, David Tennant is in second place (9.15%), while Christopher Eccleston romps home with 59.42%. Anna Maxwell Martin ('The Long Game') is third-placed Best Actress for her lead role in Bleak House, and the same show's Gillian Anderson came second, butBillie Piper's 59.76% proved unbeatable.

Another double win comes in the Favourite Moment category: the Doctor's regeneration is in second place (6.23%), but the return of the Daleks ('Dalek', 8.63%) led the field. Favourite Villain: the Emperor Dalek manages only fifth place (3.29%)... perhaps because the Daleks take first place with 46.40%. The villains chart also includes the Empty Child and Margaret Slitheen in joint eighth place (1.42%), the Slitheen in equal tenth (with EastEnders' Dirty Den), the Editor ('The Long Game') is equal thirteenth, and Cassandra ('The End of the World') is equal fifteenth.

The category for Most Desirable Star has Doctor Who seeing off all opposition: John Barrowman's Captain Jack is in fourth place; Christopher Eccleston comes third; David Tennant is second; and, of course, Billie Piper takes the top spot with 26.47% of the vote. Also, with a huge 71.17%, theofficial Doctor Who website takes first position as Best Drama Website. Worst Drama also features Doctor Who, with 1.55% of the vote securing it equal eleventh place in a category easily won by Rome (22.69%).

An interesting footnote: on the Best Website list... beyond the top ten -- all BBC or ITV official sites -- the top-rated fan site is Outpost Gallifrey, at #11... one of only two fan sites to make the top 20 list. (We're honored!)

The full results and comments from voters are available at the Best of 2005website. (Thanks to Steve Tribe)