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Fawlty Towers 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1975–1979)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
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2   1  
1979   1975  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Gilly Flower ...  Miss Agatha Tibbs 11 episodes, 1975-1979
Renee Roberts Renee Roberts ...  Miss Ursula Gatsby 11 episodes, 1975-1979
Brian Hall ...  Terry 6 episodes, 1979
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Storyline

Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel, their Spanish waiter. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Sybil's distinctive laugh was based on Connie Booth's. See more »

Goofs

Many times through every episode, the walls wobble, revealing them as set walls. See more »

Quotes

Basil Fawlty: [to Sybil, while having dinner] Why don't you have another vat of wine, dear?
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Crazy Credits

The Fawlty Towers hotel sign has its letters missing, or scrambled up to make new words. The sign presents a different error with each episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

For German TV-runs the main-theme was changed to "funnier" music. See more »

Connections

Featured in 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G-major
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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User Reviews

Brilliant
12 February 1999 | by BearLoverSee all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fawlty Towers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | DTS (3.1 Surround) (DVD release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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