Fawlty Towers, The Complete Series (Remastered)
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The British sitcom by which all other British sitcoms must be judged, Fawlty Towers withstands multiple viewings, is eminently quotable ("don’t mention the war"), and stands up to this day as a jewel in the BBC's comedy crown. Fawlty Towers was famously inspired by a seethingly rude hotel proprietor John Cleese encountered whilst away filming with the Monty Python team. Unwittingly, Donald Sinclair became the blueprint for Basil Fawlty, the epitome of frustrated, social climbing middle-Englanders. Now digitally remastered.
|1||VideoA Touch of Class||Arrogant conceit compels Basil (John Cleese) to invite a higher class of clientele to Fawlty Towers||30:18||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoThe Builders||Once again being cheap causes a problem for Basil (John Cleese). Construction work needs to be done||28:11||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Wedding||Basil is outraged when he thinks promiscuity is out of hand at Fawlty Towers. As usual, he trips||33:16||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Hotel Inspectors||Hotel inspectors are in the area. Basil (John Cleese) is terrified that they will make their way to||28:45||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoGourmet Night||A special gourmet night at Fawlty Towers will bring out the cream of Torquay society. The||28:33||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Germans||Sybil is in the hospital suffering from an in grown toenail. Basil (John Cleese) copes as best he||31:11||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoCommunication Problems||Basil (John Cleese) makes the mistake of entrusting his gambling winnings to the Major; he makes a||31:21||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoThe Psychiatrist||Basil (John Cleese) is enraged when a young tough is booked into the hotel. Clearly, Sybil is taken||36:14||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoWaldorf Salad||An American traveller demands a level of service beyond what is usually provided at the “Torquay||32:00||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoThe Kipper & the Corpse||A panic stricken Basil (John Cleese) tries to cover up the fact that he served rotten fish to a||31:31||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoAnniversary||Sybil thinks that Basil (John Cleese) has forgotten their 15th wedding anniversary, "not after what||29:05||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoBasil the Rat||Manuel thinks he has purchased a Siberian hamster for a pet. Basil (John Cleese) is convinced that||33:41||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|101||VideoJohn Cleese On Basil Fawlty||John Cleese talks about playing Basil Fawlty, focusing especially on the fact that Basil is the||3:50||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|102||VideoJohn Cleese On the Beating the Car Scene||Basil Fawlty beating the car is one of the most memorable scenes from the BBC classic Fawlty Towers||1:54||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|103||VideoJohn Cleese On Manuel and the Rat||John Cleese reminisces on the character of Manuel, taking his reference from waiters working in||2:39||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|104||VideoJohn Cleese On Polly||John Cleese talks about the character of Polly from the BBC comedy classic Fawlty Towers, revealing||3:21||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|105||VideoJohn Cleese On Sybil||In the BBC comedy classic Fawlty Towers Sybil was a character designed to terrify Basil. She does||2:45||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|106||VideoJohn Cleese On the Dead Body||Bringing breakfast to one of the guests Basil fails to notice that he is dead! One of John Cleese's||2:28||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|107||VideoJohn Cleese On the Germans and Firedrill Episode||Did you know that the firedrill and the German scenes are from the same episode? John Cleese reveals||1:21||Series Only||View In iTunes|
|108||VideoJohn Cleese On the Moose Head Scene||John Cleese talks about the fantastic moose head scene from the BBC comedy classic Fawlty Towers.||1:10||Series Only||View In iTunes|
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Poor paul addison, it seems you dont really understand humour or you havent got a personality, what a fantastic bargain series, tre british comedy
A Gin and Orange......
Truly great comedies really are few and far between but this really has stood the test of time. The word genius is banded around far, far too often in this day and age but THIS fulfils every criteria required for being bestowed the masterpiece tag. I'm afraid Paul Addison I agree with my fellow reviewer. You have no idea what comedy is. Having said that, it's all down to personal preference. The fact that you don't like it is fair enough (albeit rather odd) but to give this national treasure one star based on your personal preference I would suggest is not what reviewing is all about. Love it or hate it, it's greatness cannot be denied and every time I watch this, like many many other people I laugh like a drain. Utter genius and I, like most professional reviews give this the 5 star rating it deserves.
British humour at it's best!
John cleese's role as an ilmannered and bad tempered hotel manager plays host to hilarious gags and punchlines making this undoubtedly one of many shining examples of British comedy.