Most popular TV shows in Britain
Here are short descriptions of popular programmes on British TV. Which of them are the most popular with Britain's young people?
FAMILY MATTERS (DISCUSSION)
On "Family Matters" families talk (in fact they usually argue) about their problems in front of an audience.
BLIND DATE (GAME SHOW)
"Blind Date" is all about romance. Three girls are asked questions by a young man (he can't see the girls). He then chooses one of them and they go out for a "date". The following week they come back and talk about what happened.
"Network 7" is a mixture of pop videos, interviews, fashion, sport, quizzes and news. It uses the latest techniques and is shown late at night.
MIAMI VICE (AMERICAN IMPORTS)
One of the most successful US shows on UK TV. It is about two drug-squad detectives - Sonny Crocket (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) dealing with the problems of vice in Miami.
EASTENDERS AND NEIGHBOURS
These are both extremely popular. "EastEnders" is set in the wealthy eastern section of London. Over 20 million people watch it every week. "Neighbours" is an Australian "soap". Like "EastEnders" it is the story of a local community. But in this case, the characters all live in a suburb of Melbourne.
TOP OF THE POPS
A weekly television programme on BBC 1 in which a selection of recently released pop and rock hits is performed live or video including those in the top ten. Each week the show finishes with the number one single. It runs every Thursday.