Colin Firth's lake scene as Mr Darcy in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice has been voted the most memorable moment in British TV drama in a new poll.

The poll, which marks the start of new free-to-air UK TV channel Drama on Monday, put the EastEnders Christmas episode from 1986, in which Den gave divorce papers to wife Angie, in second place.

The finale of last year's Sherlock on BBC One was in third place.

Adrian Wills, General Manager of the Drama channel, said: "It is clear from our research that Mr Darcy emerging from the lake in Pride and Prejudice continues to set hearts racing amongst TV viewers."

The Top 10

1) Mr Darcy's lake scene - Pride and Prejudice (1995)

2) Dirty Den hands divorce papers to Angie - EastEnders (1986)

3) Sherlock Holmes's "death" - Sherlock (2012)

4) Tram crash - Coronation Street (2010)

5) Who killed Danny Latimer? - Broadchurch (2013)

6) The 10th Doctor regenerates from David Tennant to Matt Smith - Doctor Who (2010)

7) First lesbian kiss - Brookside (1994)

8) Morse reveals his Christian name - Inspector Morse (1997)

9) Zammo smokes heroin - Grange Hill (1986)

10) Lady Sybil's death - Downtown Abbey (2012)