From Mr Darcy's lake scene to Brookside's lesbian kiss: the top ten TV moments in pictures
Friday 05 July 2013
The sun shone down and the waters parted to send female hearts everywhere racing as Colin Firth emerged from a lake in a wet see-through shirt.
The famous scene from the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice has gone down in TV history, and has now topped a poll of the ten most memorable British TV moments.
Although filmed over twenty years ago, the scene hasn’t faded from our minds with 23 per cent of respondents choosing the ‘lake scene’ as their favourite.
With the average UK viewer watching over nine hours of television a week, there have been many iconic scenes to choose from.
The Drama channel survey of viewers put Dirty Den’s devious divorce dealings on Christmas Day 1986 in at number two, but the list isn’t just full of golden oldies.
The demise of Lady Sybil and the ‘death’ of Sherlock are just two of the more recent offerings in the top ten, including one popular 2013 ITV murder drama that has already entered the hall of fame.
From the sad to the downright shocking, did your favourite moment make the cut?
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