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Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2009
  • 2 episodes

A two hour documentary special looking at Fawlty Towers, plus a two hour clip show. Features Connie Booth's first interview in 30 years. Features John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth, John Howard Davies and more.

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John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth, John Howard Davies, Geoffrey Palmer, Bernard Cribbins, Una Stubbs and more
Lindsay Jex and Sarah Stockton
Lindsay Jex, Sarah Stockton, Jane Rogerson, Ricky Kelehar and Catherine Whelton

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fawlty Towers, G.O.L.D. throws open the doors of TV's most famous hotel once more after a lengthy absence.

Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened gathers cast and crew together to retrace the history of the sitcom from a rarely seen insider point of view. The one-off special leaves no English Riviera stone unturned in its search for trivia and nuggets of information from the Fawlty Towers guestbook, together with in-depth interviews with John Cleese, Andrew Sachs and Prunella Scales, as well as Connie Booth talking about her memories from the show for the first time in 30 years.

Plus, there is another Fawlty Exclusive - Basil's Best Bits - in which John Cleese discusses his experience of playing Basil Fawlty and picks out his favourite moments from the show.

Reminiscing about the sitcom and its magic moments, the cast and crew are joined by Fawlty fanatics and followers like Michael Palin, Terry Jones, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Eddie Izzard, AA Gill, the Mayor of Torquay and the owners of Gleneagles Hotel (the real-life inspiration for Fawlty Towers).

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First broadcast
Sunday 10th May 2009 at 9pm on Gold
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 12:45am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Saturday 11th May 2019 at 11:10am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Sunday 5th May 2019 at 8:45am on Gold - Episode 2

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