The Complete Fawlty Towers

The Complete Fawlty Towers

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Average of 2332 ratings: 4.1 Stars

1975 M Contains coarse language.

Welcome to the most celebrated hotel in television history. An establishment run by guest-hating owner Basil Fawlty, and his "little nest of vipers" wife, with hindrance of a confused waiter from Barcelona. With resident guests as mad as hatters, visitors guaranteed to infuriate and a maid desperate to restore sanity, this legendary farce produces more laughs than was ever thought possible in a situation comedy.

Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie Booth.

Disc One:

A Touch Of Class - Lord Melbury arrives, and Basil is only too pleased to cash in his Lordship's cheque...

The Builders - The lobby is in need of a face-lift and Basil immediately accepts the lowest quote for the job.

The Wedding Party - Basil's prudish nature is outraged by an outbreak of promiscuity at Fawlty Towers.

The Hotel Inspectors - Basil learns that the hotel inspectors are in the area, just after he has been exceptionally rude to a guest.

Gourmet Night - The cream of Torquay society is present for a special gourmet night at Fawlty Towers.

The Germans - While Sybil is in hospital, Basil encounters some German tourist and tells them the 'truth' about their fatherland.

Commentary by John Howard Davies

Disc Two:

Communication Problems - Tangling with the intermittently death Mrs Richards leads Basil ever closer to a nervous breakdown.

The Psychiatrist - A visiting psychiatrist seems to find Basil rather facinating.

Waldorf Salad - An American guest demands quality service - something Basil is not very familiar with.

The Kipper And The Corpse - With total disregard for Basil's blood pressure, one of the guests dies in the hotel.

The Aniversary - Sybil flounces off to the golf course when Basil has apparently forgotten their 15th wedding aniversary.

Basil The Rat - Manuel insists that his pet rodent is a Siberian hamster. Basil is convinced that it's a rat.

Commentary by Bob Spiers.

More movie details

487 minutes
Roadshow Entertainment

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English For The Hearing Impaired, German, Dutch, French
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby 2.0
  • Fawlty Towers - Series 1 (1975) (Disc 1)

    A Touch Of Class
    The Builders
    The Wedding Party
    The Hotel Inspectors
    Gourmet Night
    The Germans

  • Fawlty Towers - Series 2 (1975) (Disc 2)

    Communication Problems
    The Psychiatrist
    Waldorf Salad
    The Kipper And The Corpse
    The Anniversary
    Basil The Rat


19 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by maharg

Fawlty Towers is my all time comedy favourite. The characters and cast are magic. Basil is brilliant with his rudeness, paranoia, snobbishness, sarcasm. He utters several funny one liner insults to... Read more

5 by cowspeutum

Without a doubt the funniest sitcom ever!

4 by pauledz

Classic comedy. Not to be missed. An excellent cast. Manuel stands out as the star of the show. The out takes are well worth a look.

5 by Bilton

I have always loved fawlty towers. Funny as hell. Don't really know what else to say, its just hilarious.

5 by silverfern

Awesome !!!!!!! No other word for this collection of truly great English humour.John Cleese is amazing......those legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 by Mandrake#2

There has never been a funnier TV comedy series. It doesn't age, it's extremely clever, and the balance of farce, slapstick and sarcasm is perfect. There is nothing to rival it and I doubt there ever will be.

5 by Sweet Pea

I loved it but then I always enjoy the timeless comedies from England. John Cleese and cast are outstanding, and always provide a laugh when needed. No matter what he says or does, Basil always gets me laughing!

5 by Lord Lath Halius

Really good. One of the funniest things ive ever had the pleasure of witnessing.

5 Stars

5 by Rill

Obviously Fawlty Towers is a classic you can't go past. Absolutely hilarious, they just don't make em like this any more.

5 by Tristan8

I used to find FT enjoyable but somewhat annoying years ago. But watching it again, I really appreciate just how far ahead of its time this show really must have been, especially in its portrayal of... Read more