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Sep. 19, 1975
30 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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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".

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Prunella ScalesPrunella Scales
Throughout her long career, Scales has often been cast in comic roles. Her early work included the second ...

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She is Basil Fawlty's wife, and the only recurring character in the series who refers to him by his first name. Sybil is a far more effective worker and manager than Basil; she handles crises calmly, picks up the pieces after a nasty confrontation and stays polite to guests. Despite her effectiveness as a worker, however, she is known to be extremely lazy; during busy check-in sessions or meal-times, while everyone else is busy working around her, she's frequently seen talking on the phone to one of her friends (usually 'Audrey', who makes an appearance in "The Anniversary"), smoking, or chatting with customers. In "The Kipper and the Corpse", she does little to help Basil, Manuel and Polly with the disposal of Mr. Leeman's body, prompting Basil to direct all the complaints to her. He does the same trick in "Waldorf Salad". Basil is utterly terrified of Sybil, describing her to Irish builder O'Reilly in "The Builders" as having the ability to "kill a man at ten paces with one blow of her tongue."

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02x04 - The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death)
Season 2, Episode 04
02x06 - Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats)
Season 2, Episode 06
02x01 - Communication Problems (a.k.a. Theft)
Season 2, Episode 01
02x05 - The Anniversary
Season 2, Episode 05
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