A crime that this was cancelled by ABC after improving exponentially as the first series progressed. This filled the 'Lost'-shaped hole in the schedules perfectly.
9 Ask Rhod Gilbert
Surprisingly funny and original concept for a panel show. Rhod's flatmate Lloyd was the star of the show. Like QI on drugs.
Brilliantly understated kitchen-based comedy from Alan Davies, with superb supporting roles from the cream of young British TV talent - Darren Boyd, Katherine Parkinson, Isy Suttie and Matt King.
2010 was the year we said farewell to Jack Bauer. And it was a fitting way to go, with the most gripping series of '24' in years. Dammit, Chloe.
6 Raising Hope
Heart-warming new Fox comedy from the 'My Name Is Earl' team. The concept is simple, but the laughs are plentiful, and there's a happy moral message in every episode.
5 The Event
ABC's loss (in cancelling FlashForward) is NBC's gain. 'The Event' is still in its early days, but it's already must-see TV. Plus it gives more screen time to Blair Underwood, who was brilliantly evil in the now-cancelled (and sorely missed) 'Dirty Sexy Money'.
Whilst there's a sense that it may now have run its course, the antics of the sixth-formers were as uncomfortable, cringeworthy and quotable as ever. I had to hide my eyes behind my own hands during the fashion show episode.
This was a BBC two-parter in August that most of the country probably missed. Stunning acting performances from Jack O'Connell (Cook from 'Skins') and Aisling Loftus in this story of sporting ambition and underage pregnancy.
Billed as LA's answer to Baltimore's 'The Wire', this was no ordinary cop show. Sure, there were fast-paced cases to solve, gun battles and car chases, but there was also time for the mundane day-to-day of the job to shine through. Ryan from 'The O.C' (Benjamin Mackenzie) excelled.
1 The Walking Dead
Frank Darabont's comic-book adaptation has been unmissable, the TV highlight of the year. Even if you don't like zombies, it's worth watching for the beautifully crafted landscapes littered with corpses, the ease with which Darabont conveys panic, the bleakness of a post-apocalyptic world. And of course, the acting of Andrew Lincoln, with the most convincing American accent I've ever heard from a British actor.
2009 winner: Not awarded
2008 winner: The I.T. Crowd
2007 winner: Heroes
2006 winner: Extras
2005 winner: Lost
I've not seen many films, so my highlight would probably be The Social Network.
2009 winner: A Prophet
2008 winner: The Dark Knight
2007 winner: Superbad
2006 winner: Borat - Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
2005 winner: Maria Full Of Grace
My favourite gig of the year was the Rage Against The Machine victory gig in Finsbury Park on 6th June. You can read my thoughts on it here.
2008 winner: Jay Z @ Hyde Park, 3rd July 2008
2007 winner: Muse @ Wembley Stadium, 16th June 2007
2006 winner: Madness @ Benicassim, 23rd July 2006
2005 winner: Queens of the Stone Age @ Kokos, 23rd August 2005