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

Fawlty Towers

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1975 - 1979
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a hotel and its owner, a man of infinite rudeness with a rabid dislike of almost all guests. Stars John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Ballard Berkeley and more.


Key cast & crew credits

John Cleese Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales Sybil Fawlty
Andrew Sachs Manuel
Connie Booth Polly
Ballard Berkeley Major Gowen
Brian Hall Terry (Series 2)
Gilly Flower Miss Tibbs
Renee Roberts Miss Gatsby
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director (Series 1)
Bob Spiers Director (Series 2)
John Howard Davies Producer (Series 1)
Douglas Argent Producer (Series 2)
Howard Dell Editor (Series 2)
Susan Imrie Editor (Series 2)
Peter Kindred Production Designer (Series 1)
Nigel Curzon Production Designer (Series 2)
Dennis Wilson Composer

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