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 2 - The Builders

Fawlty Towers. Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). Copyright: BBC.
Basil's drive to save money gets the better of him when he hires the lowest quoting builder, a cowboy by the name of O'Reilly, to refurbish the lobby, rather than Sybil's choice, the respected and trustworthy Mr Stubbs.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 26th September 1975
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
28 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Cleese Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales Sybil Fawlty
Andrew Sachs Manuel
Connie Booth Polly
Ballard Berkeley Major Gowen
Gilly Flower Miss Tibbs
Renee Roberts Miss Gatsby
Guest cast
David Kelly O'Reilly
James Appleby Stubbs
George Lee Delivery Man
Michael Cronin Lurphy
Michael Halsey Jones
Barney Dorman Kerr
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Bob Rymer Editor
Peter Kindred Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer
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