Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers. Image shows from L to R: Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Polly (Connie Booth), Manuel (Andrew Sachs). Copyright: BBC.

Fawlty Towers

Comedy about a hotel and its owner, a man of infinite rudeness with a rabid dislike of almost all guests

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SlagA

  • Thursday 25th January 2007, 4:36pm [Edited]
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

Similar to Cleese walk-on part in Ripping yarns, does anyone know if Graham Chapman made a background appearance in Fawlty Towers? Was watching the Germans episode and during the reception fire drill scene a man (looking like Chapman) is stood at the back of the crowd smoking a pipe.

Any one know?

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Aaron

  • Thursday 25th January 2007, 5:20pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Hmmmm, interesting. I'll dig that out after The Daily Politics finishes and have a look. Can't recall having ever noticed the other Pythons in FT though.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 25th January 2007, 6:14pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

Well there we go. Interesting to know, thanks! :)

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SlagA

  • Thursday 25th January 2007, 6:15pm
  • Blackwood, Wales
  • 5,335 posts

Cheers for that. Been bugging me.

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 3:37pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Another question about Fawlty Towers that's been bugging me. Series 2 was broadcast from the 19th February to the 26th March 1979. Yet episode 6- Basil the Rat- wasn't broadcast until 25th October 1979. Does anybody know why???

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 4:38pm
  • England
  • 2,965 posts
Quote: Jack Massey @ April 2 2008, 11:37 AM BST

Another question about Fawlty Towers that's been bugging me. Series 2 was broadcast from the 19th February to the 26th March 1979. Yet episode 6- Basil the Rat- wasn't broadcast until 25th October 1979. Does anybody know why???


Good old Wikipedia. There was a strike at the BBC.

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Jolanta Zofia Nowak

  • Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 11:03pm
  • England
  • 206 posts
Quote: Jack Massey @ April 2 2008, 12:38 PM BST

Good old Wikipedia. There was a strike at the BBC.

Strikes, strikes... what's the world coming to, Fawlty?

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Lee

  • Wednesday 16th April 2008, 2:37am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,350 posts

Watching FT last night and almost had a wank over how genius Mrs. Richards is. Comedy bliss.

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Jolanta Zofia Nowak

  • Wednesday 16th April 2008, 3:02pm
  • England
  • 206 posts
Quote: Leevil @ April 15 2008, 10:37 PM BST

Watching FT last night and almost had a wank over how genius Mrs. Richards is. Comedy bliss.

Watt?

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 16th April 2008, 3:11pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,829 posts

My Grandad doesn't turn on his hearing aid because it runs the batteries down...

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Ben

  • Tuesday 13th May 2008, 9:32pm
  • England
  • 18,438 posts

Personally, I wouldn't spend so much time on a spoof letter, but it's an amusing dig.

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Jolanta Zofia Nowak

  • Tuesday 13th May 2008, 10:21pm
  • England
  • 206 posts
Quote: Bad dog @ May 13 2008, 5:27 PM BST

Here's an amusing piece that someone's written explaining why FT would be rejected by the BBC in 2008.

http://bitternessspeaking.blogspot.com/

Hmm... quite liked this, even if somewhat laboured. Shame about the usual, cretinous misspelling of 'Michael' at the end but... could it have been deliberate?

We all know that the prog selectors have virtually no connection to the planet on which the rest of us live. I have just enjoyed watching their repeated efforts to prove this over the last ten or twenty years.

A shame though that quite a lot of quite good material has undoubtedly gone into the square file as a result of these creatures' antics during that time.

One wonders what one has missed...