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Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

BBC Two 1975

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers - S1E6

#1 - The Germans


Season 1 - Episode 6

Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII.

The episode was rated from 435 votes.

Fawlty Towers - S2E6

#2 - Basil the Rat


Season 2 - Episode 6

The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil.

The episode was rated from 272 votes.

Fawlty Towers - S2E2

#3 - The Psychiatrist


Season 2 - Episode 2

A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life.

The episode was rated from 308 votes.

Fawlty Towers - S2E1

#4 - Communication Problems


Season 2 - Episode 1

A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly.

The episode was rated from 359 votes.

Fawlty Towers - S1E4

#5 - The Hotel Inspectors


Season 1 - Episode 4

Some inspectors are in town and Basil gets paranoid, so he alternately fawns over and offends his guests.

The episode was rated from 407 votes.

Fawlty Towers - S2E4
#6 - The Kipper and the Corpse
Season 2 - Episode 4

Unknown to Basil, a guest dies in the night and he tries to serve him breakfast anyway and an obnoxious woman insists on service for her dog.

The episode was rated from 302 votes.
Fawlty Towers - S1E2
#7 - The Builders
Season 1 - Episode 2

The Fawltys take a holiday and leave Polly and Manuel to run the place just as O'Reilly's builders come to redo the lobby.

The episode was rated from 539 votes.
Fawlty Towers - S1E3
#8 - The Wedding Party
Season 1 - Episode 3

Basil wants 'none of that' going on in his rooms and suspects some guests and Polly of carrying on.

The episode was rated from 435 votes.
Fawlty Towers - S1E1
#9 - A Touch of Class
Season 1 - Episode 1

A confidence trickster comes to stay at the hotel, just after Basil has taken an ad in a posh magazine to upgrade the clientele.

The episode was rated from 759 votes.
Fawlty Towers - S1E5
#10 - Gourmet Night
Season 1 - Episode 5

To bring the right type of crowd into the hotel Basil establishes a Gourmet Night.

The episode was rated from 372 votes.

Last updated: jan 06, 2022



The greatest comedy of all time. Nothing comes close!!! Don't mention the war :)


i still rewatch it when i need a laugh... oh manuel! cracks me up!!


Still my reference show... next to OffCenter.

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