Top of the Box is a new series created by BBC Studios for Channel 5. Filmed at dock10 studios, the program is billed as a TV Time Machine, taking viewers on a nostalgic look back at some of the biggest shows on British television. Presented by Matthew Kelly, each episode counts down the Top 20 most viewed TV shows in the UK during a particular year, with punditry from guests such as Lionel Blair and Maggie Moone and correspondence from stars of the time.
1978 saw the rise of All Creatures Great and Small as well as Sale of the Century; it was also the start of Grange Hill and the end of The Sweeney. 1985 brought 'Allo 'Allo!, Bullseye, Name that Tune and Crossroads, plus a famous interview with Prince Charles and Princess Diana and a parody of it featuring the Spitting Image puppets. In 1989 Australian soaps took British TV by storm along with Bread, Byker Grove, Only Fools and Horses, The Bill, and Birds of a Feather. The top 20 for 1995 included One Foot in the Grave, Father Ted, and Keeping Up Appearances, as well as Shooting Stars, Peak Practice, Brookside, and Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana.