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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
19 September 1975 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. Full summary »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(343 articles)
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 13)

John Cleese ... Basil Fawlty (12 episodes, 1975-1979)

Prunella Scales ... Sybil Fawlty (12 episodes, 1975-1979)

Andrew Sachs ... Manuel (12 episodes, 1975-1979)

Connie Booth ... Polly Sherman (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Ballard Berkeley ... Major Gowen / ... (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Gilly Flower ... Miss Agatha Tibbs (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Renee Roberts ... Miss Ursula Gatsby (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Brian Hall ... Terry (6 episodes, 1979)
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Series Directed by
John Howard Davies (6 episodes, 1975)
Bob Spiers (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Connie Booth (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
John Cleese (12 episodes, 1975-1979)

Series Produced by
John Howard Davies .... producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Douglas Argent .... producer (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Dennis Wilson (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Susan Imrie (4 episodes, 1979)
Bob Rymer (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Design by
Peter Kindred (6 episodes, 1975)
Nigel Curzon (6 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Mary Woods (6 episodes, 1975)
Caroline Hutchings (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Speak .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1975)
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1979)

Ann Rayment .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Jones .... studio sound / sound (7 episodes, 1975-1979)
John Howell .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Bill Chesneau .... film sound (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ken Bomphray .... visual effects (1 episode, 1975)
Peter Pegrum .... visual effects (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bristow .... studio lighting / lighting (6 episodes, 1979)
Geoff Shaw .... lighting (3 episodes, 1975)
Stanley Speel .... film cameraman (3 episodes, 1975)
Ron Koplick .... lighting (2 episodes, 1975)
Graham Banks .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1979)
Alec Curtis .... film cameraman (2 episodes, 1979)
Paul Wheeler .... film cameraman (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Howard Dell .... videotape editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Bill Morton .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1979)
Neil Pittaway .... videotape editor (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
John Kilby .... production assistant / production team (6 episodes, 1979)
Tony Guyan .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1975)
Iain McLean .... production team (2 episodes, 1979)
Penny Thompson .... production team (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (12 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:M (Remastered DVD) | Finland:K-3 (2003) | Norway:5 (video rating) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Martin Scorsese has said he is a great fan of Fawlty Towers.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The layout of the hotel from interior shots would place the windowless kitchen hard against the front left of the building, as seem from the outside (if there were space for it at all). In exterior shots there is a large bow window here.See more »
Quotes:
Basil Fawlty:You'll have to forgive him. He's from Barcelona.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Fawlty Towers Revisited (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fawlty TowersSee more »

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39 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant, 12 February 1999
Author: JAK-3 from Chicago

I consider this series one of the best comedies ever produced! Outstanding humor, exquisite physical comedy. It doesn't get any better than this!

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