26 December 2006
SIMPLY THE BRITS
Fab Four in top 100 of country's greats
THE Beatles, good manners, and cups of tea are among 100 things that put the Great into Britain, says a survey.
John, Paul, George and Ringo - the biggest selling pop group of the 20th century with 40 number ones in the UK alone - romped home as the nation's all-time favourite band.
Original James Bond Sean Connery is named top actor while the Aston Martin DB5 he drove in 1964 007 film Goldfinger is top sports car. Another Bond favourite, Dame Judi Dench, is top actress.
Singer-songwriter Kate Bush, who in 2005 released her first album for 12 years, is voted favourite female pop star while Only Fools and Horses, starring David Jason, is leading TV comedy.