Fawlty Towers



Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show.

The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests.

In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.

  1. John Cleese


  2. Connie Booth


Series Cast

  1. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Basil Fawlty

    12 Episodes

  2. Prunella Scales

    Prunella Scales

    Sybil Fawlty

    12 Episodes

  3. Connie Booth

    Connie Booth

    Polly Sherman

    12 Episodes

  4. Andrew Sachs

    Andrew Sachs


    12 Episodes

  5. Ballard Berkeley

    Ballard Berkeley

    Major Gowen

    12 Episodes

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Last Season

Fawlty Towers

Season 2

1979 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of Fawlty Towers premiered on February 19, 1979.

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Status Ended


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  • TV-PG


    This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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