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

Fawlty Towers

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1975 - 1979
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a hotel and its owner, a man of infinite rudeness with a rabid dislike of almost all guests. Stars John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Ballard Berkeley and more.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - The Psychiatrist

Fawlty Towers. Image shows left to right: Miss Gatsby (Renee Roberts), Major Gowen (Ballard Berkeley), Miss Tibbs (Gilly Flower), Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Mrs Johnson (Aimée Delamain), Mr Johnson (Nicky Henson)
Basil's delighted when a married couple - both doctors - check in. However, Sybil's busy flirting with a young male guest, and when he discovers that one of the doctors is a psychiatrist, he grows increasingly paranoid...

Broadcast details

Monday 26th February 1979
36 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 27th June 2011 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 28th June 2011 12:10am Dave
Monday 8th August 2011 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th August 2011 12:10am Gold
Friday 21st October 2011 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 22nd October 2011 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2012 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th February 2012 1:00am Gold
Friday 4th May 2012 10:30pm Gold
Saturday 5th May 2012 1:20am Gold
Monday 23rd July 2012 9:45pm Gold
Tuesday 24th July 2012 12:30am Gold
Friday 16th November 2012 9:45pm Gold
Saturday 17th November 2012 1:15am Gold
Sunday 9th December 2012 6:20pm BBC2
Saturday 9th March 2013 8:45pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 7:40pm Gold
Monday 10th June 2013 8:10pm Gold
Tuesday 11th June 2013 5:35pm Gold
Saturday 17th August 2013 8:10pm Gold
Sunday 18th August 2013 6:05pm Gold
Thursday 5th September 2013 9:00pm Gold
Friday 6th September 2013 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th January 2014 6:40pm Gold
Friday 21st February 2014 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 22nd February 2014 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 31st May 2014 8:00pm BBC2
Saturday 31st May 2014 9:30pm BBC2 Wales
Wednesday 27th August 2014 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 18th September 2014 9:20pm Gold
Friday 19th September 2014 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 12th November 2014 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 13th November 2014 7:30pm Gold
Sunday 28th December 2014 9:40pm Gold
Monday 29th December 2014 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th January 2015 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th January 2015 8:20pm Gold
Friday 8th May 2015 7:15pm Gold
Saturday 9th May 2015 1:35pm Gold
Monday 14th September 2015 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 15th September 2015 5:10pm Gold
Saturday 19th September 2015 6:40pm Gold
Sunday 20th September 2015 1:15pm Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2015 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2015 8:00pm Gold
Friday 4th March 2016 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 5th March 2016 1:15pm Gold
Thursday 14th April 2016 9:10pm Gold
Monday 23rd May 2016 9:45pm Gold
Monday 15th August 2016 8:50pm Gold
Thursday 15th September 2016 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 31st January 2017 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2017 1:20am Gold
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 11:20pm Gold
Monday 27th March 2017 7:10pm Gold
Friday 31st March 2017 8:50pm Gold
Friday 30th June 2017 12:15pm Gold
Friday 30th June 2017 6:50pm Gold
Tuesday 18th July 2017 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 18th July 2017 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 14th September 2017 11:30pm Yesterday
Friday 15th September 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 23rd February 2018 8:45pm Gold
Saturday 24th February 2018 6:15pm Gold
Saturday 24th March 2018 5:00pm Drama
Friday 13th April 2018 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 14th April 2018 7:00pm Dave
Monday 8th April 2019 10:25pm Gold
Tuesday 9th April 2019 9:25pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2019 3:35pm Gold
Friday 19th April 2019 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:30pm Yesterday
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 9:40pm Yesterday
Wednesday 15th January 2020 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th January 2020 12:55am Gold
Wednesday 29th July 2020 8:35pm Gold
Wednesday 29th July 2020 11:45pm Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 12:30pm Gold
Monday 10th May 2021 8:20pm BBC1
Thursday 18th November 2021 8:45pm Gold
Friday 19th November 2021 3:15pm Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2022 9:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th May 2022 8:15pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Nicky Henson Mr Johnson
Basil Henson Dr Abbott
Elspet Gray Mrs Abbott
Luan Peters Raylene Miles
Aimée Delamain Mrs Johnson
Imogen Bickford-Smith Girlfriend
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Douglas Argent Producer
Susan Imrie Editor
Neil Pittaway Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
Nigel Curzon Production Designer


Fawlty Towers actor Nicky Henson dies aged 74

Tributes have been paid to the actor, who was best known for his role as Mr Johnson in Fawlty Towers episode The Psychiatrist.

Lucy Needham, The Mirror, 16th December 2019

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