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Broadcasting Top 10, 2005

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1) Russell T Davies

Hats off to Davies — the clear winner of this year's poll. The man has achieved the almost impossible and transformed Dr Who for a cynical 21st-century-audience and made them fall in love with it again. He wrestled Saturday nights out of the hands of Ant and Dec and revitalised family drama. The Christmas special has gone down a treat and fans will soon be salivating over series two. The triumphant return of the Time Lord and the gloriously camp Casanova to boot, has cemented Davies position at the head of the holy trinity of British scriptwriters [alongside Paul Abbot and Jimmy McGovern].

6) David Tennant

The cheeky Scotsman has had a tremendous year, creeping slowly but relentlessly into popular consciousness with one quirky primetime show after another. First up was the rather odd singing detective in BBC1's Potteresque comic thriller Blackpool, then came the charismatic Casanova on BBC3. More recently he switched over to ITV1 for a stint as a deranged stalker in Secret Smile before jumping into the Tardis for the Corporation's Christmas special. His transformation into the tenth Time Lord has made the nation sit up, take notice and ask, Christopher who?

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