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Fawlty Towers (1975 - 1979)

Fawlty Towers (1975 - 1979)




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A delightfully manic British comedy about an ill-mannered innkeeper, created by and starring 'Monty Python' alum John Cleese and his then-wife, Connie Booth. Inspired by a real-life English hotelier, the series won legions of American fans when it aired on PBS in the 1970s. The program's initial run of six episodes premiered on the BBC in September 1975. A second season of six episodes ran in February 1979.

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1979, BBC Two, 6 episodes

Critics Consensus: Fawlty Towers looms large over British comedy with John Cleese's impeccably hapless performance and an endless array of exuberant slapstick -- making for a supremely stimulating chuckler.

1975, BBC Two, 6 episodes


John Cleese
as Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales
as Sybil Fawlty
Ballard Berkeley
as Maj. Gowen
Gilly Flower
as Miss Tibbs
Renee Roberts
as Miss Gatsby
David Kelly
as O'Reilly
Bernard Cribbins
as Mr. Hutchinson
Nick Kane
as German Guest
Michael Gwynn
as Lord Melbury
Yvonne Gilan
as Mrs. Peignoir
Jay Neill
as Bar Guest
James Cossins
as Mr. Walt
Lisa Bergmayr
as German Guest
David Simeon
as Mr. McKenzie
Jeffrey Segal
as Mr. Heath
Elizabeth Benson
as Mrs. Heath
Tony Page
as Master Heath
Conrad Phillips
as Mr. Lloyd
Allan Cuthbertson
as Colonel Hall
Ann Way
as Mrs. Hall
Richard Caldicot
as Mr. Twitchen
Betty Huntley-Wright
as Mrs. Twitchen
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Series Details

TV Network: BBC Two
Genre: Comedy
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