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 - Gourmet Night

Fawlty Towers. Image shows from L to R: Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). Copyright: BBC.
A local restauranteur and friend to the Fawltys, André, helps them arrange a special gourmet night in the hotel restaurant in order to make the best use of new chef Kurt's considerable talents...

Broadcast details

Friday 17th October 1975
29 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
Andre Maranne André
Steve Plytas Kurt
Allan Cuthbertson Colonel Hall
Ann Way Mrs. Hall
Richard Caldicot Mr. Twitchen
Betty Huntley-Wright Mrs. Twitchen
Jeffrey Segal Mr. Heath
Elizabeth Benson Mrs. Heath
Tony Page Master Heath
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


Panic Stations!

Basil has finally managed to secure a duck for the gourmet night meal. What could possibly go wrong?

Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty), Prunella Scales (Sybil Fawlty), Andrew Sachs (Manuel), Connie Booth (Polly).


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