The Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay, whose owners Donald and Beatrice Sinclair inspired John Cleese to write 'Fawlty Towers' in the 1970s, is to be 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 legendary comedy series, stayed at the Gleneagles Hotel in 1971 with his ‘Monty Python’ colleagues when they were in the area filming ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, and he and the rest of the party were flabbergasted at the stony reception he received from the hotel’s owner Donald Sinclair.
'Fawlty Towers' stars John Cleese and Prunella Scales, Connie Booth and ANDREW SACHS (front l-r) in 2009
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The 81 year-old English actress describes her condition as "a nuisance."
Actress Prunella Scales and her husband Timothy West have revealed that the Fawlty Towers star is suffering with a condition similar to Alzheimer's. The acting couple have narrated and starred in an upcoming documentary about the canals of Britain, navigating the waterways on a narrowboat and sharing one of their big passions with More 4 viewers.
Prunella & Her Husband Tim West Will Appear In An Upcoming Documentary About Britain's Canals.
West spoke movingly about his wife's condition and how he is already a supporter of Alzheimer's Research UK. "Pru has this condition," the 79 year-old explained. "It's sort of Alzheimer's but it isn't; it's quite mild. "She can't remember things very well, but you don't have to remember things on the canal."
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Henry's never meant to be horrid, but that's just what all the adults (and some children) consider him. If there are worms in someone's sandwich or if there's itching powder in your bed, you can bet Henry's the one who's done it.
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Date of birth
22nd June, 1932
Henry's never meant to be horrid, but that's just what all the adults (and some...