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made by jostein and frederick
-listed as nr. 1 in a list of 100 greatest british television porgrams
- 3 BAFTA awards
Number of episodes: 12
one episode is 30 -35 minutes long
production company: BBC
One season was made in 1975, and the second in 1979.
The season in 75 was directed by John Howard Davies
the one in 1979 was directed by
Basil Fawlty – is the enthusiastic and snobbish owner of Fawlty Tower. He is married to Sybil, a woman he’s actually afraid of. Basil is extremely aggressive and the confused waiter Manuel is often the victim for this. A famous moment in the series is when Basil attacks his car with a tree because it doesn’t start. As seen in the series he’s a perfectionist, every little detail must be perfect. Basil has a hope to be a part a higher social class. This is very easy to see when watching the series. Played by John Cleese.
Sybil Fawlty – Is Basils wife. She is an energetic and bitchy woman. Often she’s seen bossing and yelling at Basil. Often when he spins out of control, she takes over the drift of the hotel and does it better than him. Her wardrobe consists of tight skirts and vivid tops in various colours. Played by Prunella Scales.
Manuel – Is the waiter and piccolo of Fawlty Towers. He is from Barcelona, Spain. Because of his lack of English skills, Basil often goes crazy of all the misunderstandings. Manuel tries very hard to do everything right, but often fails. Played by Andrew Sachs.
Polly Sherman – Is an employee who works where it’s needed, mostly as a waitress. She is very loyal to Basil, and has helped him out of trouble several times. Polly paints and wants to be a professional painter. When chaos attacks Fawlty Towers, Polly normally stays calm and tries to gain control.
this is some tastes of this show: