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

BBC Two sitcom about a badly run hotel. 12 episodes (2 series), 1975 - 1979. Stars John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth and others.

Fawlty Towers. Image shows from L to R: Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Danny Brown (Robin Ellis). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 1 - A Touch Of Class

In his endless strive to improve the quality of Fawlty Towers, Basil places an advert in a high-society magazine, and soon has a Lord Melbury checking in - but all is not quite as it seems.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th September 1975
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Cleese Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales Sybil Fawlty
Andrew Sachs Manuel
Connie Booth Polly
Ballard Berkeley Major Gowen
Guest cast
Michael Gwynn Lord Melbury
Robin Ellis Danny Brown
Martin Wyldeck Sir Richard Morris
David Simeon Mr. Mackenzie
Terence Conoley Mr. Wareing
Lionel Wheeler Mr. Watson
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Bill Harris Editor
Peter Kindred Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer

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