Fawlty Towers (UK) tv show photo

Fawlty Towers (UK)

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. Only twelve episodes were produced, but the series has had a lasting and powerful influence on later shows. The show is set in a fictional hotel Fawlty Towers in the Devon town of Torquay on the "English Riviera".

Fawlty Towers (UK) - 02x06 Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats) Screenshot
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02x06 Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats) Aired: Oct. 25, 1979

Manuel has a pet: a Siberian Hamster; Basil, however, believes that the pet is not a hamster, but a rat, and orders Manuel to get rid of it before …

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Fawlty Towers is Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 12 episodes air between 1975 and 1979.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Sep. 19, 1975
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1975 - 1979
To-Date:
2 Seasons
12 Episodes
Network
BBC TWO TV Network
Genre

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Series Fun Facts

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  • John Cleese (Basil Fawlty) and Connie Booth (Polly Sherman) were really husband and wife when they created and wrote the scripts for the first series. By the beginning of filming for the…
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    John Cleese (Basil Fawlty) and Connie Booth (Polly Sherman) were really husband and wife when they created and wrote the scripts for the first series. By the beginning of filming for the second season their marriage had fallen apart and they had divorced.
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  • Goof (revealing mistake): Many times through every episode, the walls wobble, revealing them as set walls.
  • John Cleese says in his DVD commentary that Prunella Scales was so unlike the character she played, the harpy Sybil Fawlty, that they had trouble getting the tenderhearted Scales to hit Basil…
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    John Cleese says in his DVD commentary that Prunella Scales was so unlike the character she played, the harpy Sybil Fawlty, that they had trouble getting the tenderhearted Scales to hit Basil or any other character who incurred Sybil's displeasure hard enough to make it look realistic and were constantly having to do retakes of her scenes.
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