Basil is delighted when a member of the aristocracy chooses to stay at the Fawlty Towers, snubbing the normal guests who frequent the hotel. What Basil does not know, however, is that the man is not a Lord but a confidence trickster who attempts to steal his collection of rare coins. As Basil's desperation to keep such an 'upstanding' guest increases, he becomes increasingly tolerant towards the man's behavior, only to have the guest arrested in a police raid on the hotel. Written by
Did You Know?
When the show was re-dubbed for Spanish audiences, Manuel (the boneheaded Spanish waiter) became an Italian. And when re-dubbed in Catalonia, he became a Mexican... since his character sadly has nothing to do with a standard Barcelona citizen. See more
Near the start of the episode, after the guest has told Basil that he will only be staying until Sunday, Basil walks from the dining room to the office, and the shadow of the camera following Basil can be seen and the reflection of the studio lights are visible in the picture above the drawing room door. See more
[with a strong London accent
Hello! Got a room?
I beg your pardon?
Got a room for tonight, mate?
I shall have to see, sir. A single?
Yeah. No, make it a double. I feel lucky today.
References A Touch of Class