TV Critic Reveals his 'Top of the Flops'

News that a TV sitcom starring David Jason – The Royal Bodyguard – had lost three million viewers in the space of a week has prompted a listing in the Daily Record of 'TV's 20 biggest turkeys'.

TV critic Jim Shelley – best known as TV critic for Record sister title, the Mirror – includes Eldorado and Minipops among his 'top of the flops', which reads as follows:

1. DAYBREAK (STV, 2010 to date)

2. LIVE FROM STUDIO FIVE (5, 2009-11)

3. ELDORADO (BBC1, 1992-93)

4. SHAFTED (STV, 2001)

5. MINDER (5, 2009)

6. DAVINA (BBC1, 2006)

7. SAM'S GAME (STV, 2001)

8. HORNE & CORDEN (BBC3, 2009)

9. THE BIG TOP (BBC1, 2009)

10. AMANDA HOLDEN'S FANTASY LIVES (STV, 2010)

11. BADDIEL & SKINNER UNPLANNED (ITV1, 2000-3)

12. MAISIE RAINE (BBC1, 1998-9)

13. THE BIONIC WOMAN (STV, 2008)

14. RED OR BLACK (STV, 2011)

15. HIGH STAKES (STV, 2011)

16. FAMOUS & FEARLESS (C4, 2011)

17. MINIPOPS (C4, 1983)

18. LIFE'S TOO SHORT (BBC2, 2011)

19. THE BRITS (STV & BBC, 1977 and 1982 to date)

20. BRIGHTON BELLES (STV, 1993-4)

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