Fawlty Towers
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Fawlty Towers

Year:
Duration:
30 min (12 episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
8.9
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1975-09-19
Filming Locations: 294 Preston Road, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
John Cleese
Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales
Sybil Fawlty
Andrew Sachs
Manuel
Connie Booth
Polly Sherman
Ballard Berkeley
Major Gowen
Gilly Flower
Miss Agatha Tibbs
Renee Roberts
Miss Ursula Gatsby
Brian Hall
Terry
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Trivia
Cleese advised Brian Hall to play second series chef Terry as if he was being sought by the police for an unspecified crime.
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During the original run of the series, Richard Ingrams - then editor of "Private Eye" - wrote a scathing review of the programme. John Cleese had known Ingrams for many years and was also a friend of the magazine's proprietor, Peter Cook, and so took great exception to the review. Cleese's revenge was to write in a character called Mr Ingrams into a later episode, a guest whom Basil discovers blowing up an inflatable sex doll.
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Basil Fawlty was based on Donald Sinclair who ran a Hotel in Torquay. John Cleese would later star in a movie called Rat Race as a character called Donald Sinclair.
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Goofs
Many times through every episode, the walls wobble, revealing them as set walls.
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In some episodes, the boom mic becomes visible and the cameraman corrects this by, among other things, zooming in on the scene.
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The floor plan on the second level changes from episode to episode.
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Quotes
Basil Fawlty: Polly, what's that smell?
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Basil Fawlty: Do you remember when we were first *manacled* together? We used to laugh quite a lot.
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Basil Fawlty: Coming my little piranha fish.
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Photos from cast
Trevor Adams