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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3 - Waldorf Salad

Fawlty Towers. Image shows left to right: Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Mr Hamilton (Bruce Boa). Credit: BBC
Basil gets himself in a fluster when a rather abrupt American guest arrives at the hotel. His English wife is rather more relaxed, but after confusion with the evening meal, temperaments soon change all-round.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th March 1979
32 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 27th June 2011 10:45pm Gold
Tuesday 28th June 2011 12:55am Dave
Monday 1st August 2011 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2011 12:05am Gold
Friday 21st October 2011 10:45pm Gold
Saturday 22nd October 2011 8:55pm Gold
Thursday 16th February 2012 10:00pm Gold
Friday 17th February 2012 8:35pm Gold
Tuesday 24th April 2012 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th April 2012 8:20pm Gold
Monday 13th August 2012 9:00pm Gold
Monday 13th August 2012 11:50pm Gold
Friday 23rd November 2012 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th November 2012 12:25am Gold
Sunday 25th November 2012 6:30pm BBC2
Saturday 9th March 2013 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2013 8:30pm Gold
Thursday 13th June 2013 8:15pm Gold
Friday 14th June 2013 5:40pm Gold
Sunday 18th August 2013 6:50pm Gold
Sunday 18th August 2013 9:45pm Gold
Monday 16th September 2013 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 17th September 2013 6:55pm Gold
Saturday 4th January 2014 7:25pm Gold
Friday 21st February 2014 9:50pm Gold
Saturday 22nd February 2014 7:30pm Gold
Sunday 20th July 2014 10:45pm Gold
Monday 21st July 2014 1:30am Gold
Thursday 16th October 2014 9:20pm Gold
Friday 17th October 2014 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th November 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 12th November 2014 8:40pm Gold
Friday 2nd January 2015 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 3rd January 2015 4:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th February 2015 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th February 2015 7:40pm Gold
Friday 8th May 2015 8:05pm Gold
Saturday 9th May 2015 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 15th September 2015 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 16th September 2015 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 19th September 2015 7:35pm Gold
Sunday 20th September 2015 2:05pm Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2015 11:25pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2015 8:50pm Gold
Thursday 3rd March 2016 8:00pm Gold
Friday 4th March 2016 1:15pm Gold
Tuesday 12th April 2016 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th April 2016 11:50pm Gold
Monday 30th May 2016 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2016 8:50pm Gold
Monday 19th September 2016 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 31st January 2017 10:10pm Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2017 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th March 2017 1:10am Gold
Monday 20th March 2017 11:40pm Gold
Monday 27th March 2017 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 28th May 2017 8:20pm Gold
Friday 30th June 2017 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2017 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2017 7:40pm Gold
Monday 18th September 2017 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 19th September 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 11th October 2017 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 12th October 2017 12:00am Gold
Friday 23rd February 2018 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th February 2018 3:35pm Gold
Friday 18th January 2019 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th January 2019 3:40pm Gold
Monday 15th April 2019 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 16th April 2019 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 12:20am Yesterday
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 10:30pm Yesterday
Thursday 16th January 2020 9:40pm Gold
Friday 17th January 2020 12:50am Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 11:15pm Gold
Friday 31st July 2020 12:40pm Gold
Monday 17th May 2021 8:25pm BBC1
Friday 19th November 2021 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 20th November 2021 11:25am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 8:20pm Gold
Friday 11th March 2022 3:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th May 2022 7:35pm 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
Bruce Boa Mr Hamilton
Claire Nielson Mrs Hamilton
Norman Bird Mr Arrad
Stella Tanner Mrs Arrad
Terence Conoley Mr Johnston
June Ellis Mrs Johnston
Anthony Dawes Mr Libson
Beatrice Shaw Miss Gurke
Dorothy Frere Miss Hare
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Douglas Argent Producer
Neil Pittaway Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
Nigel Curzon Production Designer

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