The British Film Institute has published what it claims is a list of Britain's favourite TV and video clips - with comedy classic Fawlty Towersheading the table.

The British Film Institute has published what it claims is a list of Britain's favourite TV and video clips - with comedy classic Fawlty Towersheading the table.

The BFI has launched a website showing clips for 100 television shows and 500 movies and has based its list of the most requested clips in its first week of operation.

The BFI said the table showed the public's appetite for what is on the site rather than the BFI's own opinion.

Copyright protection means that the clips themselves can only be accessed from public libraries, schools and colleges - other users can only access information about the shows - rather than the clips themselves.

Six of the top ten entries are comedies - and if you include Blake's 7 (for comical special effects) that figure would be higher. None of the top ten television shows are still being made (with the exception of the final Only Fools and Horsesdue to show this Christmas).

The BFI site is at www.screenonline.org.uk.

Top 25.

1.Fawlty Towers

2.Only Fools and Horses

3.Blake's 7

4.The Young Ones

5.Citizen Smith

6.Dad's Army

7.The Wicker Man

8.Tiswas

9.Bagpuss

10.The Good Life

11.Yes, Minister

12.Blue Peter

13.Great Expectations (1946)

14.Till Death Us Do Part

15.Steptoe and Son

16.Cathy Come Home

17.Survivors

18.Space 1999

19.Clangers

20.Grange Hill

21.The War Game

22. Swap Shop

23. The Ladykillers

24. Carry on Cleo

25. East is East