Fawlty Towers (1975)

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.

  • John Cleese
  • Connie Booth
Seasons: 1 2
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  • Release Date: 1975-09-19
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30

John Cleese

Basil Fawlty

Connie Booth

Polly Sherman

Bruce Boa

Mr. Harry Hamilton

Nicky Henson

Mr. Johnson

Bernard Cribbins

Mr. Hutchinson

Ballard Berkeley

Major Gowen

David Kelly


James Cossins

Mr. Walt

Allan Cuthbertson

Colonel Hall

Norman Bird

Mr. Arrad

Conrad Phillips

Mr. Lloyd

Stella Tanner

Mrs. Arrad

Prunella Scales

Sybil Fawlty

Claire Davenport

Mrs. Wilson

Pat Keen


Michael Gwynn

Lord Melbury

Geoffrey Palmer

Dr. Price

Richard Davies

Mr. White

Derek Royle

Mr. Leeman

Basil Henson

Dr. Abbott
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