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.

Video Clips

Funny cos it's true!

John Cleese being interviewed on Parkinson about the origins of Fawlty Towers.

Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty).

Panic Stations!

Basil has finally managed to secure a duck for the gourmet night meal. What could possibly go wrong?

From Series 1, Episode 5. Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty), Prunella Scales (Sybil Fawlty), Andrew Sachs (Manuel), Connie Booth (Polly).

Un-broadcast Basil Fawlty intro

John Cleese recorded this special intro for an episode of Not The Nine O'Clock News in character as Basil Fawlty, but it was never actually broadcast.

From Series 1. Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty).

Basil Fawlty .v. The Germans

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

From Series 1, Episode 6. Featuring: John Cleese (Basil Fawlty), Connie Booth (Polly), Willy Bowman (German Guest), Nick Kane (German Guest), Lisa Bergmayr (German Guest), Dan Gillan (German Guest).