Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1975-09-19

Runtime: 30 minutes

Genre(s): Comedy

Language(s): English


Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.

Cast 8
John Cleese - Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales - Sybil Fawlty
Connie Booth - Polly Sherman
Andrew Sachs - Manuel
Ballard Berkeley - Major Gowen
Brian Hall - Terry the Chef
Gilly Flower - Miss Tibbs
Renee Roberts - Miss Gatsby
Production 1
Douglas Argent - Producer
Sound 1
Dennis Wilson - Music
Network 1

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