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BBC's Happy Valley is the most popular show of 2014 - ITV doesn't get a look in

BBC's Happy Valley is the most popular show of 2014 - ITV doesn't get a look in

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Happy Valley has been voted the most popular TV show of 2014 by Radio Times critics.

The BBC drama, written by Sally Wainwright, was aired back in summer and features actress Sarah Lancashire as police sergeant with a team of officers in a rural Yorkshire valley.

Radio Times” TV editor Alison Graham called the programme "bitingly raw" and said Sarah had "never been better".

Fellow BBC shows Line of Duty and Sherlock took second and third place, while ITV failed to get a look in anywhere in the top 10.

BBCBenedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Steve Coogan”s The Trip came in fourth, another coup for BBC, while Sky Atlantic”s True Detective secured fifth place.

Tim Glanfield, editor of the Radio Times website said: "The critics” top five shows that our love of quality crime and detective drama is alive and well."

Happy Valley dealt with a kidnap plot, with a police investigation headed up by Catherine Cawood (Lancashire).

It was a TV triumph, and a second series is due to be filmed in 2015 with the hope it will be broadcast later in the year.

Top ten TV shows of 2014

Happy Valley (BBC1)Line of Duty (BBC2)Sherlock (BBC1)The Trip to Italy (BBC2)True Detective (Sky Atlantic)The Honourable Woman (BBC2)Toast of London (C4)Detectorists (BBC4)Doctor Who (BBC1)Homeland (C4)

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