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Fawlty Towers 2 Seasons 1975

Season 1
4.5 out of 5 stars (84) IMDb 8.6/10

Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. His biggest headache is his 'little nest of vipers' - nagging wife Sybil.

Starring:
John Cleese, Prunella Scales

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1. A Touch of Class

Basil is delighted when Lord Melbury comes to the hotel. At last, a guest with real class.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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2. The Builders

Basil hires his usual firm of incompetent builders to carry out some hotel alterations.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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3. The Wedding

Basil is outraged by an outbreak of promiscuity at his hotel, and engages in a losing battle to thwart the efforts of the unmarried couples to sully his hotel's reputation. But Basil has got the wrong end of the stick, and his efforts are further hampered by Manuel's birthday celebrations.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 33 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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4. The Hotel Inspectors

Basil is petrified when he learns that undercover hotel inspectors are in town.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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5. Gourmet Night

Kurt the chef is drunk so Basil takes to the kitchen to save his night of fine-dining.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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6. The Germans

Basil is left in charge, but a moose's head, concussion and German guests don't mix.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: 1 January 1975
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A superb epitomisation of great British wit, sarcasm and farce. One is never sure whether to laugh at Basil or to feel embarassed for him. The episode with the Irish builder will have even the most humourless of people in tears of laughter. A must buy for anyone with a sense of humour and a perfect introduction for those that haven't. Comedy does not get better.
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Comedy like this could not be made today, in the days of political correctness.

Now there are some famous episodes in the series where this is very true, The Germans for example. But although the comments made by Basil and the Major may be have ended up in the out takes bin if the series were made today, the real joke is actually at the expense of these characters for their ignorance.

The relationship between Basil and Cybil, providing the husband and wife gags has a touch of the Les Dawson's about it.

This has stood the test of time, it's frantic, funny, even if by today's standards unsubtle.
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I would like to second the reviewer who said the final three episodes on this DVD would not play. I wish I had read that before. I ordered the DVD, final three would not play. So I got it replaced by Amazon. Guess what? Final three would not play on that DVD also. What a nuisance having to send it back and wait forever for a refund. Beware of this DVD!
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Maybe this is a coincidence (not likely), but several people I know own this DVD (including myself) and on every one the final three episodes DO NOT PLAY! There is some kind of fault with the menu screen and when you select "The Hotel Inspectors", "Gourmet Night" or "The Germans", the opening music plays but nothing else comes up. Add to that a complete lack of extrras and second rate presentation, I simply cannot say anything positive about it! Of course the show itself is great but unless you want to waste your money on three episodes, get the boxset with everything on.
COMPLETE RIP-OFF, AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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Like Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers is also just brilliant and everyone should have it as part of their TV video library. John Cleese is simply magnificent as Basil Fawlty and the rest of the cast also deserve just as much respect. Why they didn't make more episodes I do not know!

The only downside to this purchase is I cannot cast it to Google Chromecast, come on Amazon add support to the app and make a lot of people happy. I bought the series from Amazon as i'm sure they will be around for a long time to come.

If you found my review useful I would really appreciate it if you could mark the review as helpful as this will help to provide me with feedback so I know some one is reading them!
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I am a huge fan of this TV show. Although I wanted to say that this dvd does not have any extras. I brought it and was dispointed that it didn't have any.
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hilarious as always hoteliers basil and sybil fawlty, poter manuel, housekeeper polly and a truly awful menu. there is also the loveable live in at the hotel simply known as 'major'. this is one of britain's funniest ever tv shows. highly recommend to anybody who loves a good old laugh!!
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Gift - excellent choice . Having been a fan of the series for years it is good to reflect back and reminise with simple buit great humour.
makes TV watching good and worthwhile.
Excellent to wind down to and family viewing
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