With the help of almost 4000 telly addicts, BrightHouse have uncovered some amusing and enlightening statistics about remote control use (and abuse!) in our homes and have produced the TV Remote Habits infographic which you can see a section of below (or visit the site for the full version).
But no matter whether you call it a zapper, a doofa or even a hoofer doofer (3% of you do apparently…) we’ve pulled together a couple of smashing TV picks which you should use your remote to tune into ASAP:
1. Orphan Black
The first series of this Canadian sci-fi clone drama (stay with us) has just finished airing on BBC3 but is still available on iPlayer and we strongly recommend a catch up before it disappears. Orphan Black tells the story of Sarah Manning, a woman on the run who assumes the identity of her mysteriously deceased doppleganger (and policewoman) Elizabeth Childs. Featuring stunning performances by Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black has been renewed for a second series which will be airing next April.
2. Borgen Series 3
Forget West Wing, don’t bother with House of Cards and don’t even think about The Thick of It; Borgen is the only political drama you need in your life. Birgitte Nyborg is the first female Prime Minister of Denmark and Borgen (meaning “castle” in English) follows her story both in politics and at home. Hounded by political rebels and plagued with an interfering press, Birgitte’s life is never easy but makes for genuinely absorbing and thrilling television. Series 3 begins on BBC4 next month.