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 6 - The Germans

Fawlty Towers. Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). Copyright: BBC.
Sybil's in hospital, receiving treatment for an ingrowing toenail. Basil's left at the hotel to carry out a fire alarm test and oversee a group of German guests. What could possibly go wrong?

Broadcast details

Friday 24th October 1975
31 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
Claire Davenport Mrs. Wilson
Brenda Cowling Sister
Louis Mahoney Doctor
John Lawrence Mr. Sharp
Iris Fry Mrs. Sharp
Willy Bowman German Guest
Nick Kane German Guest
Lisa Bergmayr German Guest
Dan Gillan German Guest
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


Basil Fawlty .v. The Germans

One of the most famous British comedy scenes. Basil waits on some Germans in the Fawlty Towers restaurant.

Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty), Connie Booth (Polly), Willy Bowman (German Guest), Nick Kane (German Guest), Lisa Bergmayr (German Guest), Dan Gillan (German Guest).


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