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 2, Episode 1 - Communication Problems

Fawlty Towers. Image shows from L to R: Mrs Richards (Joan Sanderson), Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). Copyright: BBC.
It's St. George's Day, and when a Mrs Alice Richards books into Fawlty Towers expecting a room with sea view, Basil's temper begins to boil. Meanwhile, a racing tip from a rare satisfied guest could land him in it with Sybil.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th February 1979
31 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Cleese Basil Fawlty
Prunella Scales Sybil Fawlty
Andrew Sachs Manuel
Connie Booth Polly
Ballard Berkeley Major Gowen
Brian Hall Terry
Gilly Flower Miss Tibbs
Renee Roberts Miss Gatsby
Guest cast
Joan Sanderson Mrs Richards
Robert Lankesheer Mr Thurston
Johnny Shannon Mr Firkins
Bill Bradley Mr Mackintosh
George Lee Mr Kerr
Mervyn Pascoe Mr Yardley
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Douglas Argent Producer
Howard Dell Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
Nigel Curzon Production Designer

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