The Year 2000?I hear you say.
Ladies and gentlemen, being behind the curve is as much second nature to us here at the Gyre as being behind the sofa.
For your edification, I present to you the top 10 from their list:
1. Fawlty Towers
2. Cathy Come Home (The Wednesday Play)
3. Doctor Who
4. The Naked Civil Servant
5. Monty Python's Flying Circus
I would quibble with the exact order here (I'm not sure Cleese and Connie Booth are a heck of a lot funnier than Cleese, Gilliam, Palin, Jones, Idle, and Chapman), but for all I know the difference between each of these was on the order of single votes, or ties, or something.
I am slightly proud through no accomplishment of my own to have watched and loved three of the top 5 British shows evar. I will now preen overweeningly.
Other BBC shows on this list include I, Claudius (#12), Blackadder Goes Forth (#16), Absolutely Fabulous (#17), Inspector Morse (#42), Quatermass and the Pit (#75), Michael Moore's TV Nation (#90), Teletubbies (#97), and Pride and Prejudice (#99).
Incidentally, their featured article of the day is Thoughts on the Education of Daughters by Mary Wollstonecraft (not Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her daughter).