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

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The production team spent nearly an hour editing each minute of every program, spending up to 25 hours on each show.
  • Martin Scorsese has said he is a great fan of Fawlty Towers.
  • 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…
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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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