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'Fawlty Towers' tops TV comeback survey

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Fawlty Towers has topped a survey of past shows Britons would love to see return to TV in 2013.

John Cleese's classic BBC sitcom, which aired for only two series in 1975 and 1979, led the poll commissioned by Freeview, scoring 29% of the votes.

The survey of 2,000 TV viewers was launched after the successful 2012 return of US soap Dallas on Channel 5 and a comeback for Surprise, Surprise on ITV1.

Head of communications at Freeview Sara Jones, said: "The results of this research highlight the nation's love of timeless British comedy classics.

"As the cold nights draw in, Freeview customers can continue to enjoy their favourite TV shows, both old and new, subscription-free."

The full top ten most-wanted TV comebacks were as follows:

1. Fawlty Towers
2. One Foot in the Grave
3. The Muppet Show
4. The Good Life
5. The A-Team
6. Birds of a Feather
7. Dad's Army
8. The Bill
9. The Office
10. The Generation Game

Last June, Fawlty Towers was named the second-best ever British TV show, with Blackadder taking the top spot.

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