Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

1975 - 1979, Comedy
Basil Fawlty handles the trials and tribulations of running a hotel.

Episode Guide

  • Fawlty Towers - Basil the Rat (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Basil the Rat

    Basil is frantic when Manuel's pet rat escapes in the hotel during a health inspector's visit, leaving the staff to scramble to find the animal first.

  • Fawlty Towers - Anniversary (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Basil is in hot water when Sybil thinks he has forgotten their anniversary; Manuel and Terry argue about who will cook the special dish Basil has approved.

  • Fawlty Towers - The Kipper and the Corpse (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Kipper and the Corpse

    When a guest dies at the hotel, Basil and the staff try to remove the body without attracting attention; Polly and Manuel feed the dog that bites them.

  • Fawlty Towers - Waldorf Salad (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Waldorf Salad

    An American tourist couple pushes Basil's temper to the limit with their demands, but the guests give as good as they get.

  • Fawlty Towers - The Psychiatrist (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Psychiatrist

    Basil finds one guest he likes and one he dislikes, and gets caught in compromising situations by his wife, Sybil.

  • Fawlty Towers - Communication Problems (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Communication Problems

    Basil is distracted by the arrival of a deaf and bad-tempered guest, which makes it difficult for him to conceal his gambling winnings from Sybil.

  • Fawlty Towers - The Germans (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Germans

    While Sybil is in the hospital for a minor operation, Basil conducts a fire drill at the hotel and manages to offend a group of German tourists.

  • Fawlty Towers - Gourmet Night (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Gourmet Night

    Still hoping to make his way further up the social ladder, Basil attempts to convert Fawlty Towers into a gourmet's paradise with a special event that, of course, doesn't go as planned.

  • Fawlty Towers - Hotel Inspectors (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Hotel Inspectors

    When Basil hears that hotel inspectors are in town, he's horrified to realize that some of the guests he's been abusing may have been in that group -- and his efforts to learn who they may be cause confusion among guests and staff.

  • Fawlty Towers - The Wedding Party (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Wedding Party

    Basil is outraged by the flirtations of a young couple and the advances of a wealthy French antiques dealer.

  • Fawlty Towers - The Builders (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Builders

    Basil and Sybil decide to take a short vacation while their hotel is undergoing renovation, but incompetent builders have Basil scrambling to keep their issues from Sybil.

  • Fawlty Towers - A Touch of Class (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A Touch of Class

    Basil Fawlty, an incompetent and rude innkeeper, decides to improve the class of his hotel's clientele; when Lord Melbury books a visit, Basil fawns over him to the exclusion of all other guests.