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".
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England. He was born into a family of ...
Fawlty, who runs the titular hotel in Torquay
, is a misanthropic, paranoid bully who is desperate to belong to a higher social class. He sees the successful running of the hotel as a means of achieving this dream, yet his job requires him to be pleasant to people he despises. His unstoppable wife Sybil
will often get in the way of Basil's treatment towards the guests, often trying to bridge the peace, or pick up the pieces, to quite limited success.
Basil Fawlty Photos
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