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Fawlty Towers

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

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (1975 - 1979)
Schedule: Mondays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats)

Episode 2x06; Oct 25, 1979

The local health inspector issues a long list of hygienic aberrations which the staff must immediately sort out, or else face closure. After Manuel's pet rat escapes from his cage and runs loose in the hotel, the staff must catch it before the inspec

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x06: Basil the Rat (a.k.a. Rats)Oct 25, 1979
2x05: The AnniversaryMar 26, 1979
2x04: The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death)Mar 12, 1979
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Recent discussions

RobertQuilter posted 4 years ago

"You started it.....

"No i didn' invaded Poland.....


"So don't mention the war..i did...but i think i got away with it..

Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Halløj på badehotellet (Denmark Denmark)
  • Ένα Τρελό Τρελό Ξενοδοχείο (Greece Greece)
  • Hotell i særklasse (Norway Norway)
  • Hotel balamuc (Romania Romania)
  • Отель "Фолти тауэрс" (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • Pang i Bygget (Sweden Sweden)
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