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 4 - The Kipper And The Corpse

Fawlty Towers. Image shows from L to R: Mr Ingrams (Charles McKeown), Manuel (Andrew Sachs), Mr Leeman (Derek Royle), Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Polly (Connie Booth). Copyright: BBC
Every hotelier's worst nightmare: a stiff in one of the rooms. Basil's initially concerned as to whether the late Mr Leeman had started his breakfast, but his mind soon turns to clearing the room as soon as possible.

Broadcast details

Monday 12th March 1979
32 minutes


Show past repeats

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Monday 4th July 2011 10:00pm Gold
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Wednesday 11th February 2015 11:00pm Gold
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Friday 4th March 2016 1:55pm Gold
Monday 30th May 2016 9:45pm Gold
Monday 1st August 2016 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2016 10:15pm Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2016 8:50pm Gold
Tuesday 20th September 2016 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th February 2017 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 12th February 2017 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2017 10:05pm Gold
Wednesday 15th March 2017 1:50am Gold
Monday 27th March 2017 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 11th April 2017 10:10pm Gold
Wednesday 12th April 2017 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 20th July 2017 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 20th July 2017 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th September 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 21st September 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Wednesday 1st November 2017 6:55pm Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2017 6:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th March 2018 5:45pm Drama
Friday 13th April 2018 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 14th April 2018 7:45pm Dave
Tuesday 15th January 2019 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 16th January 2019 2:40pm Gold
Monday 15th April 2019 10:25pm Gold
Tuesday 16th April 2019 9:25pm Gold
Tuesday 29th October 2019 10:55pm Yesterday
Wednesday 30th October 2019 9:00pm Yesterday
Friday 17th January 2020 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 18th January 2020 1:35am Gold
Friday 31st July 2020 8:40pm Gold
Friday 31st July 2020 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 1st August 2020 1:15pm Gold
Saturday 1st August 2020 5:35pm Gold
Monday 24th May 2021 8:25pm BBC1
Friday 19th November 2021 8:45pm Gold
Saturday 20th November 2021 12:10pm Gold
Friday 11th March 2022 9:20pm Gold
Sunday 22nd May 2022 8:30pm 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
Geoffrey Palmer Dr Price
Mavis Pugh Mrs Chase
Richard Davies Mr White
Elizabeth Benson Mrs White
Derek Royle Mr Leeman
Robert McBain Mr Xerxes
Pamela Buchner Miss Young
Raymond Mason Mr Zebedee
Charles McKeown Mr Ingrams
Len Marten Guest
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Connie Booth Writer
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Douglas Argent Producer
Howard Dell Editor
Susan Imrie Editor
Dennis Wilson Composer
Nigel Curzon Production Designer

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