Last orders at Cheers (C4): 'Cheers bowed out with grace and dignity. The 276th and final episode could have been a self-indulgent affair, but there was no more maudlin philosophising than is customary in the famous bar.' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph.

'The endearing thing about Cheers is that they are all losers . . . Very few American shows get through to the credits without someone assuring someone else that they are a winner or a fighter or, at worst, a survivor.' Nancy Banks-Smith, Guardian.

'(The) final instalment lived up to expectations - an almost impossible task . . . Bright and sharp as ever.' Marcus Berkmann, Daily Telegraph.