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Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 2: The Builders

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil decides to have some alterations made to the hotel, but havoc ensues when he takes the cheaper option.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
O'Reilly:
David Kelly

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 3: The Wedding Party

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Fawlty Towers is expecting some wedding guests, and Basil decides to defend the hotel's standard of morality.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mrs. Lloyd:
Diana King

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 1: Communication Problems

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a Torquay hotel. A racing tip and a guest who is hard of hearing spell financial disaster for Basil.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr Yardley:
Mervyn Pascoe
Mr Thurston:
Robert Lankesheer
Mrs Richards:
Joan Sanderson
Agatha Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Ursula Gatsby:
Renee Roberts

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 2: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. A medallion man, a pair of psychiatrists, a pretty Australian girl and a ladder cause Basil some embarrassment.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Raylene Miles:
Luan Peters
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Johnson:
Nicky Henson
Dr Abbott:
Basil Henson
Mrs Abbott:
Elspet Gray
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 3: Waldorf Salad

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a hotel run by disaster-prone Basil Fawlty and his overbearing wife, Sybil. An unusual request in the restaurant sends Basil over the edge. Show more

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Libson:
Anthony Dawes
Mrs. Johnston:
June Ellis
Major Gowan:
Ballard Berkley
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Director:
Bob Spiers

Fawlty Towers

Series 2

Episode 5: The Anniversary

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a disaster-prone hotelier. Basil plans a surprise wedding anniversary party, but when the guests arrive there is one vital element missing.

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A celebration of 50 years of comedy on BBC Two, from The Likely Lads and Not Only... But Also in its first year in 1964, up to W1A and Rev. today. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Joanna Lumley
Producer:
Sean Doherty
Director:
Sean Doherty
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Participant:
Ricky Gervais
Participant:
Eric Idle
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Terry Jones
Participant:
Alan Alda
Participant:
Vic Reeves
Participant:
Bob Mortimer
Participant:
Rebecca Front
Participant:
Alexei Sayle
Participant:
David Mitchell
Participant:
Robert Webb
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Ian Hislop
Participant:
Sarah Millican
Participant:
Dara O Briain
Participant:
James Corden
Participant:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Participant:
Armando Iannucci
Participant:
Prunella Scales
Participant:
Charlie Brooker
Participant:
Paul Whitehouse
Participant:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Participant:
Graeme Garden
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
Jeremy Dyson
Participant:
Mark Gatiss
Participant:
Steve Pemberton
Participant:
Reece Shearsmith

Genres

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

A Touch of Class

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 5 months

Basil tries to improve the class of the hotel's clientele.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Mr. Watson:
Lionel Wheeler
Sir Richard Morris:
Martin Wyldeck
Danny Brown:
Robin Ellis
Lord Melbury:
Michael Gwynn
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley
Mr. Wareing:
Terence Conoley
Mr. MacKenzie:
David Simeon

Fawlty Towers

Series 1

Episode 4: The Hotel Inspectors

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 5 months

Classic sitcom about a manic hotelier. Basil is terrified when he hears some hotel inspectors are in town.

Contributors

Basil Fawlty:
John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty:
Prunella Scales
Polly Sherman:
Connie Booth
Miss Tibbs:
Gilly Flower
Mr Hutchinson:
Bernard Cribbins
Miss Gatsby:
Renee Roberts
Major Gowen:
Ballard Berkeley

Screen One

Series 3

Episode 7: A Question of Attribution

Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Alan Bennett's drama about the double life led by Sir Anthony Blunt, Soviet agent and Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures. Show more

Contributors

Sir Anthony Blunt:
James Fox
HM the Queen:
Prunella Scales
Restorer:
John Carter
Phillips:
Mark Payton
Blunt's Secretary:
Anne Jameson
Producer:
Innes Lloyd

Cabin Pressure

Series 4

Episode 4: Wokingham

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Captain Martin Crieff's mum is sick. Can he deal with the consequences? Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam. From January 2013. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Wendy Crieff:
Prunella Scales
Caitlin Crieff:
Rosie Cavaliero
Simon Crieff:
Justin Edwards
Dr White:
Dan Tetsell
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Timeshift

Series 8

How to Solve a Cryptic Crossword

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Don Manley reveals the tricks that compilers use to bamboozle and entertain cryptic crossword solvers, while fans including Prunella Scales explain why they enjoy them. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Martin Bell
Participant:
Prunella Scales

After Henry

Series 1

Mr Right

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 7Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 days

Sarah meets daughter Clare's boyfriend, while her mother interferes. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From May 1985. Show more