The British TV classic FAWLTY TOWERS has been voted the world's favourite BBC comedy.

The hit 70s sitcom, which saw John Cleese's belligerent BASIL FAWLTY frequently upset guests at a seaside hotel, has topped BBC PRIME's international poll - beating BLACKADDER GOES FORTH and Absolutely Fabulous.

BBC Prime boss DAVID WEILAND says, "We are delighted Fawlty Towers has come up trumps yet again."

The Top Ten BBC comedies:

1. FAWLTY TOWERS

2. KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

3. BLACKADDER GOES FORTH

4. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

5. YES MINISTER

6. THE VICAR OF DIBLEY

7. COUPLING

8. Only Fools And Horses

9. Are You Being Served?

10. ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE.

11/10/2004 14:22