The show stars Monty Python's John Cleese, who wrote it with his wife (from 1968-1978) and Fawlty Towers co-star Connie Booth. The British Film Institute (BFI) ranked the show number 1 on the list of top 100 TV shows it compiled in 2000.
John Cleese got the idea for the show after he, Eric Idle, and other members of the Monty Python troupe stayed at the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay while filming Monty Python. He based Fawlty Towers' owner and main character, Basil Fawlty, on Donald Sinclair, who was the owner of the hotel at the time of their visit.
These spiritual portraits show that the characters on the show form a small team of diverse, interdependent individuals. Nothing would please me more than to learn these images inspired someone who believes they do not care for this type of humour to give it another chance.
Moreover, if you give Fawlty Towers a chance and still do not care for British and physical humour, at least you can say you tried your best to appreciate the teamwork portrayed in the most highly regarded and critically acclaimed of these shows.
There is a review of the DVD box set Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection Remastered on ArtsyVisions.com. We highly recommend watching the series, and the DVD box set contains some great bonus material!
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