What’s the best TV ending of all time?

See our shortlist of the 20 best season finales ever - and vote for your favourite


In the latest issue of Radio Times, we’re bidding farewell to series one of compelling US drama Homeland with a look at the best TV endings of all time. As Homeland’s season finale is so strong, we wondered how it stacked up against the likes of, say, Life on Mars, Blackadder Goes Forth or Six Feet Under. 


Well, this is where you come in. After weeks of ferocious debate, our in-house experts have finally settled on the 20 most sublime TV endings ever – but we’ve not been able to decide which of our selection deserves to be crowned the very best. So we need your help to decide which one trumps the rest! 

Below are links to our choices, with videos, pics and prose to help stir your memories of these shows, and at the bottom of this page is our poll – so have a read, cast your vote and let us know which of these TV shows had the best season finale ever.

The top 20: A-I


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