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John Cleese's Fawlty Towers Named British Comedians' Favourite Sitcom

The programme, which aired from 1975 to 1979, was the top pick for comedians including David Baddiel, Jenny Eclair and Alexei Sayle in the Gold TV Comedy Audit.Over 100 professional comedians were questioned about their...

'Fawlty Towers' Comedy Genius Andrew Sachs Has Passed Away

'Fawlty Towers' star Andrew Sachs passed away at the age of 86 last week after a battle with dementia, and his funeral took place yesterday (December 1st 2016). The actor was staying in Denville Hall...

Veteran Actor Andrew Sachs Dies At 86

The British TV veteran's widow, Melody, has revealed the 86-year-old passed away in a care home on 23 November (16) and was laid to rest at a funeral in London the following day...

Hotel That Inspired 'Fawlty Towers' Is Demolished

The seaside hotel in Torquay that inspired John Cleese to make the iconic BBC sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’ is to be demolished in order to make way for the construction of retirement homes.Cleese, who co-created the...

Fawlty Towers Hotel To Be Demolished

Property developers are planning to turn the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay into retirement homes. Funnyman John Cleese came up with the idea for his hit TV comedy series while staying there in...

Andrew Sachs Writing His Memoirs

British actor Andrew Sachs is to lift the lid on life at Fawlty Towers in a new autobiography.The 82 year old, who played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in John Cleese's popular 1970s sitcom, has confirmed...

Bbc Bosses Defend Fawlty Towers Edit

Bbc bosses have come under fire for censoring racist language in a re-run of classic 1970s British sitcom Fawlty Towers.The vintage comedy, starring John Cleese as manic hotelier Basil Fawlty, was broadcast by the U.K....

John Cleese Didn't Want Pre-nup

John Cleese didn't want his fourth wife to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.The 72-year-old actor tied the knot with jewellery designer Jennifer Wade, 41, in a private villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique but he...

John Cleese Marries For Fourth Time

John Cleese has married for the fourth time. The 72-year-old actor tied the knot with jewellery designer Jennifer Wade, 41, in a private villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique, and John revealed he ''fought...

John Cleese Loses Talent As A Husband

John Cleese thinks he is getting worse at marriage.The 71-year-old funnyman divorced third wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger in 2008 and thinks his relationships with his former spouses have been increasingly strained and gone progressively downhill.He...

John Cleese Finds Laughter And Happiness With Girlfriend

John Cleese's girlfriend gives him an "immediate being-in-love thing", which his last two wives didn't inspire in him.The three-times married 'Monty Python' star is happier than ever in his romance with 39-year-old jeweller Jennifer Wade,...

Cleese Pays Tribute To Woman Who Inspired Fawlty Towers

British funnyman JOHN CLEESE has paid tribute to the woman behind iconic character SYBIL FAWLTY in 1970s British sitcom FAWLTY TOWERS, who died on Monday (13Sep10).Beatrice Sinclair, whose husband Donald inspired Cleese's manic hotelier Basil...

Cleese Cancels Comedy Slot

FAWLTY TOWERS legend JOHN CLEESE was forced to scrap a performance at the world's biggest comedy festival this week (beg20Jul09) due to ill health.The British star had been due to appear at the Just For...

Cleese Has Eye Surgery

FAWLTY TOWERS legend JOHN CLEESE is recovering in hospital following a mystery eye operation.The British star had surgery on his left eye on Wednesday (10Jun09) but has assured fans he's OK. A photo of Cleese...

Cleese 'Too Old' For New Fawlty Towers

FAWLTY TOWERS star JOHN CLEESE has ruled out reviving the hit TV comedy, because the cast are all "too old and tired". The sitcom, about a grumpy hotel owner, aired in 1975 and went on to...

Cleese: 'Fawlty Towers Was Rejected'

British funnyman JOHN CLEESE had to fight to get his legendary sitcom FAWLTY TOWERS commissioned by the BBC - because bosses at the company initially turned the show down. The veteran comic has kept a 1974...

Sachs Thanks Brand For Phone Message Furore

British actor ANDREW SACHS has thanked RUSSELL BRAND for his prank phone calls - because it gave the FAWLTY TOWERS legend's flagging career a boost. Last year (08) the comic quit his British radio show after...

Bell's Anger At Brand Phone Scandal

KRISTEN BELL has slammed RUSSELL BRAND for his prank phone calls to FAWLTY TOWERS star ANDREW SACHS - insisting she would have "beaten him up" if the comic had played the joke on her family. Last...

British Tv Director Spiers Passes Away

Former FAWLTY TOWERS director BOB SPIERS has died aged 63 following a long illness. The Glasgow-born star began his career as an assistant floor manager before becoming one of British television's most revered sitcom directors....

Gervais: 'Brand And Ross Were Wrong'

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS admits RUSSELL BRAND and JONATHAN ROSS went "too far" with their prank phone calls to FAWLTY TOWERS star ANDREW SACHS - but insists the whole episode was "blown out of proportion"....

Sachs Won't Get Police Involved In Brand/ross Prank

LATEST: FAWLTY TOWERS actor ANDREW SACHS will not be filing a police complaint against controversial comedian RUSSELL BRAND over a crude phone prank, because he's "not out for revenge". Brand quit his job as a...

Bbc Suspends Brand + Ross After Controversial Radio Show

LATEST: British comedian RUSSELL BRAND and broadcaster JONATHAN ROSS have been suspended over their prank phone calls to FAWLTY TOWERS legend ANDREW SACHS. The BBC has taken all of the pair's shows off air until...

Sachs' Granddaughter Blasts Brand, Calls For Ex-lover To Be Fired

LATEST: The granddaughter of FAWLTY TOWERS actor ANDREW SACHS at the centre of a BBC radio row has confessed to sleeping with controversial comedian RUSSELL BRAND. Brand and U.K. chatshow host Jonathan Ross provoked outrage...

Brown Blasts Brand Over Phone Stunt

LATEST: British Prime Minister GORDON BROWN has blasted comedian RUSSELL BRAND over his prank phone calls to FAWLTY TOWERS legend ANDREW SACHS. More than 10,000 people are now said to have lodged complaints against Brand...

Sachs Demands Apology From Brand And Ross For Granddaughter

LATEST: FAWLTY TOWERS actor ANDREW SACHS has expressed his fury at comedian RUSSELL BRAND for playing an "offensive" prank on the star. Brand was joined on his BBC Radio 2 programme by British chatshow host...

Scales Protests Against Fawlty Bypass

FAWLTY TOWERS star PRUNELLA SCALES has condemned building on a new bypass next to the British hotel which inspired the hit comedy series. The actress - who played Sybil Fawlty in the show - has...

Booth Snubs Fawlty Towers Reunion

Former actress CONNIE BOOTH has refused to reunite with her ex-husband JOHN CLEESE for a radio documentary on their show FAWLTY TOWERS. Booth and Cleese co-wrote the classic British sitcom while they were still wed,...

Cleese Wants Fawlty Statue

JOHN CLEESE has given his support to a campaign demanding a statue of his world famous character BASIL FAWLTY to be erected in Torquay, England, where the cult show FAWLTY TOWERS was set. The former...

Cleese Backs Fawlty Towers Statue Plan

MONTY PYTHON star JOHN CLEESE has given his full support to plans to erect a statue of his FAWLTY TOWERS character BASIL FAWLTY at the English seaside resort where the comedy was set. Cleese, 67,...

Cleese 'Fawlty' Hotel Experience

Comedian JOHN CLEESE has confirmed frantic hoteliers like his 1970's character BASIL FAWLTY do exist - because he's encountered the majority of them. The British funnyman is renowned for his performance as the bumbling, bad-tempered...

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