Fawlty Towers

News: Fawlty Towers Gets First Ever Full Vinyl Release

Four decades on from its original BBC TV broadcast, Fawlty Towers continues to shine as a masterclass in comedy writing and performance. Now the original four BBC vinyl albums – Fawlty Towers, Second Sitting, At Your Service and A La Carte - are joined by two newly created collections, Plat du Jour and Enjoy Your Stay, to form a box set of all twelve TV episodes.


News: John Cleese Comments Further On Fawlty Towers Removal

John Cleese has commented further on the recent controversy over UKTV removing the Fawlty Towers Germans episode from their catch-up service.

The broadcaster has said that the episode will be reinstated with "extra guidance", but the Monty Python star has tweeted this:


News: UKTV Says Fawlty Towers Germans Will Be Back With Extra Guidance

UKTV has issued a new statement saying that the controversial episode of Fawlty Towers, The Germans, will be available again with "extra guidance."

In a statement issued on social media the channel said: "We will be adding extra guidance and warnings to the front of programmes to highlight potentially offensive content and language. We will reinstate Fawlty Towers once that extra guidance has been added, which we expect will be in the coming days."


News: Fawlty Towers Germans Episode Removed

The classic Fawlty Towers episode The Germans is the latest comedy programme to be pulled.

The Guardian has reported that the 1975 sitcom episode, written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, has been taken down from UKTV's catch-up service.


News: Fawlty Towers In Best Sitcom Non-Shock

Fawlty Towers has been named the greatest ever British TV sitcom. This time by a panel of comedy experts in the Radio Times.

The BBC comedy series which ran for two series in the 1970s regularly tops comedy polls. In 2017 comedians voted it the best sitcom.


News: Fawlty Towers Items Feature On Antiques Roadshow Special

Props from Fawlty Towers are to feature in a special episode of The Antiques Roadshow filmed on the set of EastEnders.

As part of its 40th anniversary series Antiques Roadshow has filmed an entertainment special on the set of the soap celebrating the history of film, music, theatre and television. 


News: New Research Reveals Comedians' Comedy Favourites

Fawlty Towers has been voted the British comedy industry's favourite sitcom.  

In a new survey over 100 comedians, including David Baddiel, Jenny Eclair, Reece Shearsmith, Zoe Lyons, James Acaster and Alexei Sayle, were asked to nominate their favourite actors, sitcoms, characters, scenes and one-liners.

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