Fawlty Towers

Title: Fawlty Towers
Year: 1975, 1979
Network: BBC
Creators: John Cleese & Connie Booth
Directors: John Howard Davies, Bob Spiers
Writers: John Cleese & Connie Booth
Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Episodes: 12, c. 30 minutes (two series of 6 episodes)
Synopsis: an angry jackass runs a hotel
How I saw it: online (streaming from Netflix), September 2008
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and special effects/design) c. 3.3/4 (Very good).

I hadn’t bothered to watch this for the longest time simply because the premise sounded dumb, but in fact this is John Cleese at his best.


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