British comedy classic Fawlty Towers to return after more 40 years - The Evesham Observer

British comedy classic Fawlty Towers to return after more 40 years

Evesham Editorial 8th Feb, 2023   0

IT WAS the comedy series which only for two series and just 12 episodes but became part of British comedy folklore.

And now Fawlty Towers is set to open its doors to guests once again with John Cleese who played Basil Fawlty returning to write and star alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese.

The two-series show, which featured on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979, followed the lives of Torquay hotelier Basil and his wife Sybil as they tried to keep their business and marriage afloat.

The new series will explore how the cynical and sarcastic Basil navigates the modern world.




Castle Rock Entertainment announced on Tuesday it had closed a deal with Cleese to bring back the television series.

The revival will also see Basil and his daughter, who he has just discovered is his, team up to run a boutique hotel.


Fawlty Towers was named the greatest British sitcom of all time by a panel of television experts for Radio Times magazine in 2019.

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