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Uniform Title Fawlty Towers (Television program)
Title Fawlty Towers [videorecording] : The complete collection, remastered / British Broadcasting Corporation ; Tiger Aspect Productions Limited and UK Gold Services Limited ; produced by Douglas Argent (series 1) ; written by John Cleese and Connie Booth (series 1-2) ; directed and produced by John Howard Davies (series 1) ; directed by Bob Spiers (series 2).

Imprint [England] : BBC Video ; 2 Entertain ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Fawlty    ---  Available
Edition [Special ed.].
Description 3 videodiscs (ca. 374 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1,NTSC, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note Title from container.
Cast John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth.
Note Originally broadcast as individual episodes on BBC television between 1975 and 1979.
Contains 12 episodes from the series. All six episodes from season one were originally broadcast on BBC2 between September 19 and October 24, 1975. Five episodes from season two were originally broadcast four years later between February 19 and March 1979 with the twelfth and final episode broadcast later that year on October 25th.
Summary Basil Fawlty is an inept and manic English hotel owner and manager who isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. Chaos frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel. He is constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel, the Spanish waiter. Fortunately he has an intelligent and attractive maid to help him out of the various situations he gets into.
Contents Disc one, Series 1, Fatty owls: A touch of class ; The builders ; The wedding party ; The hotel inspectors ; Gourmet night ; The Germans -- Disc two, Watery fowls, series 2: Communication problems ; The psychiatrist ; Waldorf Salad ; The kipper and the corpse ; The anniversary ; Basil the rat -- Disc three, Farty towels. Special features.
Note Special features: Disc one: Commentaries from John Cleese and John Howard Davies. Disc two: Audio commentaries from John Cleese and Bob Spiers. Disc 3: 2009 extended interviews, includes exclusive interview with Connie Booth; interviews with John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs; Series 1 director's commentary by John Howard Davies; Series 2 director's commentary by Bob Spiers; artist profiles; outtakes; Torquay tourist guide (short documentary film); Cheap Tatty review.
Subject Hotel management -- England -- Drama.
Invective -- England -- Drama.
Husbands -- England -- Drama.
Waiters -- England -- Drama.
Hotel cleaning personnel -- England -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Situation comedies (Television programs)
Television comedies.
Television series.
Added Author Argent, Douglas.
Cleese, John.
Booth, Connie.
Davies, John Howard, 1939-2011.
Spiers, Bob.
Scales, Prunella.
Sachs, Andrew.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Tiger Aspect Productions.
UK Gold Services Limited.
BBC Video (Firm)
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419888145
Standard No. 883929094615
Music No. 1000114209 BBC Video
3000024431 BBC Video
2000019488 BBC Video (Disc one)
2000019489 BBC Video (Disc two)
2000019611 BBC Video (Disc three)

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