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.

Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold on Monday at 6pm.

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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