No surprises that one of the choice TV moments of the year for female viewers was Aidan Turner’s topless scything in BBC’s fabulous reboot of Poldark.
According to a poll in the Radio Times “the scene set pulses across the nation racing in series one of the lavish BBC period drama when it aired earlier this year and elevated the 32-year-old Irish actor to heartthrob status.
The scything scene received 45 per cent of the vote in the Radio Times’ poll of top TV moments of 2015, beating Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani’s Pulp Fiction-themed Jive on Strictly Come Dancing which came a close second.
Around 43 per cent voted for the Strictly victor’s sensational performance in the survey that asked over 44,000 RadioTimes.com readers to choose their favourite moment.”
The full list of 2015 top TV moments was
Aidan Turner’s topless scything – Poldark
Jay McGuiness’s Pulp Fiction jive earns the first 10 of the series – Strictly Come Dancing
The Doctor’s anti-war speech – Doctor Who
Danny waits for his test results – London Spy
The revelatory montage from Heaven Sent – Doctor Who
Nadiya’s winner’s speech – The Great British Bake Off
Bobby Beale is revealed as Lucy’s killer – EastEnders
Miranda finally marries Gary – Miranda
Jo Joyner’s “How’s Adam?” gaffe – EastEnders
Jon Snow’s (possible) death – Game of Thrones
Tamwar explains the true meaning of Islam – EastEnders
The White Walkers attack Hardhome – Game of Thrones
The dinner party from hell – Doctor Foster
Andrew Neil’s message to the Paris attackers – This Week
Robert’s ulcer bursts all over the dinner table – Downton Abbey
Trixie admits she is an alcoholic – Call the Midwife
Daredevil dispatches a building full of bad guys in one take – Daredevil
A starving polar bear goes after a seal – The Hunt
Lance’s murder – Cucumber
A reporter is moved to tears during his Paris bulletin – Breakfast
Ken’s speech at Deirdre’s funeral – Coronation Street
The elephant in the room – Top Gear
Anne Boleyn’s execution – Wolf Hall
Val’s death after the helicopter crash – Emmerdale
Madonna’s stage dive – The Brit Awards
Derek Shepherd dies – Grey’s Anatomy
Steve Backshall’s whale watching freak-out – Big Blue Live
Claire Underwood tells Frank she’s leaving him – House of Cards
Don Draper’s smile – Mad Men
Sheila consoles Lance – Detectorists
Dermot’s 24-hour dance marathon – Sport Relief
A couple on different dates fall for each other – First Dates
Source: Express.co.uk. and RadioTimes.com
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