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10 TV jumpers past and present to celebrate the start of the new series of The Killing

Posted at 9:15 am, November 18, 2012 in TV
Sarah Lund - 'The Killing'

Tonight sees the much anticipated return of ‘The Killing’ as we delve into a double-bill series three opener on BBC4 at 9pm. Along with all the excepted suspense and spooky piano background music, solitary detective Sarah Lund will be sporting some spiffing new knitwear. To celebrate the Scandi thriller’s return, we’ve put together some of the best knitwear to grace our screens over the years. Carly-Ann Clements

10. John Craven

John Craven Newsround

Bringing a little bit of brightness to the news, John Craven used to sport some rather striking jumpers, weaving him into our hearts and memories.

John Craven

And even now, he can be found wearing a nice piece of knitwear, although Richard Bacon has started to steal the lime light…

Richard Bacon and John Craven

9. Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson cardigan gif

Comedian Jon Richardson has become known for his cardigans on the show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, though they’re not the riskiest knitwear we’ve seen.

Jon Richardson cardigan gif

8. Val Doonican

Val Doonican

Val’s famous for his jumper collection and would proudly proclaim that he’d never ‘worn the same sweater twice’.

Val Doonican

7. Zack Morris

Zack Morris

The 1980s stud was quite partial to some vivid knitwear… anything to catch the lady’s eye eh, Zack?

Zack Morris

6. Abed Nadir

Abed - 'Community'

Like Jon Richardson, Abed from the US sitcom ‘Community’ has built up a reputation as a cardigan wearer. But his seem to have a bit more pizazz.

Abed Nadir Abed Nadir

5. Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding

London scamp and all-round funny man Noel Fielding is known for his whacky threads, and jumpers seem to be high on his list of must-haves.

The Mighty Boosh

4. Father Dougal McGuire

Father Ted

Our favourite dim-witted TV priest brightened up his monochrome garb with some rather fetching tank tops.

Father Ted

3. Phoebe Buffay

Phoebe Buffay

The quirkiest of the ‘Friends’, Phoebe’s fashion swung in and out of conformity, but every direction featured a piece of delightful knitwear.

Phoebe Buffay

2. Gyles Brandeth

Gyles Brandeth

Yes, our favourite British jumper wearer Gyles Brandeth brought colours and fun to Countdown for many years just with his playful jumpers.

Countdown 1000th

1. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Without a doubt, Bill Cosby is the most renowned jumper wearer that ever was… probably. With his fun, lighthearted knitwear, this TV doctor is the High Priest of Pullovers.

Bill Cosby

Now back over to you sarah. For more info, see the ‘The Killing’ review. Have we missed your favourite jumper wearer? Comment below. 

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