Description

Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is the perfect vehicle for John Cleese’s comic brilliance. Basil is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riffraff.

Of course his biggest headache is his ‘little nest of vipers’ – his nagging wife Sibyl (Prunella Scales). Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly (Connie Booth), and Manuel (Andrew Sachs), the trainee waiter from Barcelona with marginally more intelligence than a monkey.
Everyone loves Fawlty Towers – except the poor, abused guests. Since that memorable mid 1970s evening when
Basil first snarled and smarmed at his customers, it has become cult viewing in 61 countries world-wide.

The series won 3 BAFTA awards.

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Description

Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is the perfect vehicle for John Cleese’s comic brilliance. Basil is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riffraff.

Of course his biggest headache is his ‘little nest of vipers’ – his nagging wife Sibyl (Prunella Scales). Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly (Connie Booth), and Manuel (Andrew Sachs), the trainee waiter from Barcelona with marginally more intelligence than a monkey.
Everyone loves Fawlty Towers – except the poor, abused guests. Since that memorable mid 1970s evening when
Basil first snarled and smarmed at his customers, it has become cult viewing in 61 countries world-wide.

The series won 3 BAFTA awards.

    • EPISODE 1

    Communication Problems

    Basil (John Cleese) makes the mistake of entrusting his gambling winnings to the Major; he makes a second mistake by taking on the sometimes deaf Mrs. Richards.

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    • 31 Minutes

    Basil (John Cleese) makes the mistake of entrusting his gambling winnings to the Major; he makes a second mistake by taking on the sometimes deaf Mrs. Richards.

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    • 31 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Psychiatrist

    Basil (John Cleese) is enraged when a young tough is booked into the hotel. Clearly, Sybil is taken with him and he may have smuggled a young lady into his room. A psychiatrist arrives, this further irritates Basil.

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    • 36 Minutes

    Basil (John Cleese) is enraged when a young tough is booked into the hotel. Clearly, Sybil is taken with him and he may have smuggled a young lady into his room. A psychiatrist arrives, this further irritates Basil.

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    • 36 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Waldorf Salad

    An American traveller demands a level of service beyond what is usually provided at the “Torquay Riviera.” When a guest requests a Waldorf salad the ordeal throws the kitchen into a tizzy.

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    • 32 Minutes

    An American traveller demands a level of service beyond what is usually provided at the “Torquay Riviera.” When a guest requests a Waldorf salad the ordeal throws the kitchen into a tizzy.

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    • 32 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    The Kipper & the Corpse

    A panic stricken Basil (John Cleese) tries to cover up the fact that he served rotten fish to a guest who later dies in his bed.

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    • 31 Minutes

    A panic stricken Basil (John Cleese) tries to cover up the fact that he served rotten fish to a guest who later dies in his bed.

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    • 31 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Anniversary

    Sybil thinks that Basil (John Cleese) has forgotten their 15th wedding anniversary, "not after what happened the last time he didn't remember." She mentions it to Polly. Actually, Basil has arranged a surprise party with Sybil's friends. Unfortunately Sybil decides to play golf and leaves Basil caught up in guests, lies and mayhem.

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    • 29 Minutes

    Sybil thinks that Basil (John Cleese) has forgotten their 15th wedding anniversary, "not after what happened the last time he didn't remember." She mentions it to Polly. Actually, Basil has arranged a surprise party with Sybil's friends. Unfortunately Sybil decides to play golf and leaves Basil caught up in guests, lies and mayhem.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Basil the Rat

    Manuel thinks he has purchased a Siberian hamster for a pet. Basil (John Cleese) is convinced that the gullible Spaniard has been sold a rat…just as the health inspector comes to the hotel.

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    • 33 Minutes

    Manuel thinks he has purchased a Siberian hamster for a pet. Basil (John Cleese) is convinced that the gullible Spaniard has been sold a rat…just as the health inspector comes to the hotel.

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    • 33 Minutes
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