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This Special Edition marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest situation comedies British television has ever seen. Every episode of the BAFTA-winning sitcom has been fantastically remastered and for the first time ever John Cleese provides audio commentaries on all 12 episodes.
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth
Series One: Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Directed and produced by John Howard Davies.
Series Two: Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Directed by Bob Spiers. Produced by Douglas Argent
2009 interviews originally filmed for “Fawlty Towers: Re-opened” for GOLD. © UK Gold Services Limited MMIX
Basil Fawlty, as created and performed by John Cleese, is the rudest, most boorish, most hilariously obnoxious man on the face of the planet. What a natural for a TV sitcom! His screen wife, Sybil (Prunella Scales), put it best in the episode "The Psychiatrist": "You're either crawling all over them, licking their boots, or spitting poison at them like some Benzedrine puff adder." He mockingly replies, "Just trying to enjoy myself, dear." With his gangly frame and contortionist abilities, Cleese brilliantly punctuates Basil's outrageous faux pas with absurd gymnastics and turns Three Stooges-style pokes and kicks into a slapstick ballet. Scales's Sybil is the genial but obliviously chatty voice of reason and Andrew Sachs mangles the English language as the Spanish bellhop Manuel, whose struggles with simple directions results in comic lunacy reminiscent of Robert Benigni. After a six-episode run in 1975, Cleese and co-writer and co-star Connie Booth (who plays Polly, the maid all too often pulled into Basil's ridiculous plans) reunited the cast in 1979 for another six episodes without missing a punch line. Remember to watch the opening credits of each show to spot the creative misspellings on the hotel sign (our favorite: "Fatty Owls"). --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.comSee all Product Description
Quality does not lessen with age. Thoroughly enjoyed watching them. Classic!!!Published 2 days ago by clive
It arrived promptly and packaged appropriately. A wonderfully funny series which the new generation in our family is loving too!Published 4 days ago by S Latham
The other classic comic series you need to watch if you like British humour. I think it is as god as Monty Python Flying circus, especially for this is a real series, perfectly... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Elleppi
It is absolutely hilarious, very funny, great acting by all especially the genius JOHN CLEESE. I got it on time and in good condition, it is worth every penny, I can't stop... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mekki Abdelbagi
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