on 2 June 2010
This classic BBC LP, issued on CD in its original format for the first time, brings together two vintage episodes of 'Fawlty Towers', one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. With linking narration by Andrew Sachs in character as the hapless waiter Manuel, classics 'Basil The Rat' and 'The Builders' are brought together on this release. These are two of my favourite episodes, and the only slight downside to this release is that the visual element of the comedy is lost somewhat on audio (despite the narration trying to fill in during these points).
Those seeking a nostalgia fix will be pleased to see the CD packaging replicates the original sleeve, and the disc is styled after the LP itself. These 'Vintage Beeb' releases are great value and a good opportunity to enjoy some classic comedy, and 'Fawlty Towers: Second Sitting' is one of the best.