The bfi TV 100

The bfi TV 100 is a list of all-time top British television programmes. Thousands of votes have been cast by members of the TV industry to choose their favourite programmes. It is a celebration of our rich televisual heritage.

Fawlty TowersNumber One: Fawlty Towers

A savage farce following the manic misadventures of John Cleese as a pompous, xenophobic, henpecked Torquay hotelier.

No 1: Fawlty Towers

The list of listsThe list of lists

How many different ways can you look at the bfi TV 100? By decade, by channel, and the whole lot, top to bottom.

No 31: The Royle Family

About the BFI TV 100What does the bfi TV 100 mean?

Read our commentary on the list, and on the top 20s in each of the six genres that the list is split into.

No 21: Pennies From Heaven

Choosing the listHow was the list chosen?

Read our FAQ on the list and on the big list of 650 programmes that our industry voters chose from.

No 39: Cracker

list/overseas.htmlThe overseas winner

In addition to the 100, we asked our voters to vote for their single favourite overseas TV programme. Tough choice? Find out what they voted.

No 64: Culloden

Your FavouriteYour Favourite Programme

After the TV industry had their say, we asked you to have yours. Now read the surprise results of our users' poll for their favourite British TV programme.

No 94: Drop The Dead Donkey

Last Updated: Monday, 04-Sep-2006 21:53:09 BST