27/12/2012 20:54 GMT | Updated 26/02/2013 05:12 GMT

'Sherlock' Tops Radio Times Poll Of Best TV Shows Of 2012

Sherlock, the immensely popular BBC1 drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, has been voted the best TV programme of 2012 in a poll of Radio Times critics.

Series two of the Holmes reboot, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and shown in January this year, saw off the challenge of US drama Homeland and Olympic-themed comedy Twenty Twelve to top the list, which was headed last year by Danish drama The Killing and is compiled from votes cast by the writing teams at RadioTimes.com and Radio Times magazine.