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Fawlty Towers

BBC Two (ended 1979)



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  • Basil the Rat

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/25/79

    Manuel insists that his pet rodent is a Siberian hamster. However Basil is certain that the pet shop has conned the gullible Spaniard and sold him a rat - a fine thing to have running round the hotel when the public health inspector is also on the loose, Basil must find it before the inspector sees it and shuts the hotel down.moreless
  • The Anniversary

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 3/26/79

    It's Basil and Sybil's anniversary and Basil has to fake his wife's illness to his friends when she storms out of the hotel and enlists Polly's help to keep up the act. Also the cook Terry and Manuel can't seem to agree on the proper way to cook paella.moreless
  • The Kipper and the Corpse

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 3/12/79

    When a guest dies during the night, Basil thinks it was the kippers he had for breakfast (which should have been thrown out weeks ago) that killed him. Basil attempts to conceal both the body and the extremely fishy breakfast. Meanwhile, Polly and Manuel try to get revenge on a disagreeable woman who demands the best service for her dog.moreless
  • Waldorf Salad

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 3/5/79

    Basil has to make dinner for an irritable American and his English wife when the kitchen is closed but doesn't even know what it is they're ordering.
  • The Psychiatrist

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 2/26/79

    A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil becomes paranoid that Sybil is sharing their intimate details. Meanwhile, a charming guest that Basil loathes has snuck a woman into his room and Basil tries to get proof of that without looking like he's flirting with an attractive Australian guest.moreless
  • Communication Problems

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 2/19/79

    The disgreeable and hard - of - hearing Mrs. Richards drives Basil crazy with her complaining especially when a large amount of money is stolen from her room. Basil also must hide his winnings from betting on a horse from his wife.moreless
  • The Germans

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/24/75

    Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII.moreless
  • Gourmet Night

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/17/75

    To bring the right type of crowd into the hotel Basil establishes a Gourmet Night and invites some A - list guests however in the nature of Fawlty Towers, things don't go as planned.moreless
  • The Hotel Inspectors

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/10/75

    Basil is fearful when hotel inspectors are rumoured to be in his hotel and goes out of his way to fawn over an assumed inspector.
  • The Wedding Party

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/3/75

    Basil's prudish nature is outraged by what he perceives to be an outbreak of promiscuity at Fawlty Towers. As ever, he grabs the wrong end of the stick and then proceeds to beat himself with it. Yet another terrible day for Basil ends with him being discovered by the guests in a compromising position with Manuel.moreless
  • The Builders

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/26/75

    Polly and Manuel are left to run the hotel when Basil and Sybil take a holiday and they must oversee the renovation of the lobby by an unreliable builder.
  • A Touch of Class

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/19/75

    An confidence trickster comes to stay at the hotel, just after Basil has taken an ad in a posh magazine to upgrade the clientele.
  • John Cleese On His Favourite Fawlty Towers Moments


    Beating the car? Basil the rat? The joy of an uneaten kipper? Which is your favourite moment from British comedy classic Fawlty Towers? Join John Cleese in this interview as he reveals the secrets behind the most popular scenes from the much loved hotel sitcom, Fawlty Towers.moreless
  • John Cleese On His Favourite Fawlty Towers Characters


    John Cleese reveals his favourite characters from comedy classic Fawlty Towers in this interview. A chance to re-live the funniest moments from Manuel, Polly, Sybil, The Major, and, of course, Basil with the added bonus of great behind the scenes anecdotes provided by ex-Monty Python star John Cleese.moreless
  • John Cleese On the Making of Fawlty Towers


    John Cleese reveals the secrets behind the making of British comedy classic, Fawlty Towers. The ex-Monty Python star discusses the secrets to Fawlty Towers' success, the comic inspiration he found in the hotel industry, the tricks to performing in front of a live studio audience, and the importance of farce in British comedy.moreless
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