Greatest show ever IMHO. Wish they’d made more episodes.
I just found out the other week that Ballard Berkeley who played the Major was a Special Constable during the Blitz and was present at the scene of the bombing of the famous Cafe de Paris nightclub in London.
It was also fun to see a much much younger Prunella Scales turn up in an old movie playing a very young bride-to-be.
Two factors of British TV militated against having more episodes of Fawlty Towers:
- The episodes were notoriously time-consuming to write and rehearse. I believe it took weeks for each one to finally come together on film. They were really perfectionist about the scripts.
- British TV series have way fewer episodes per “season” (called “series” in England) than American shows. So a small number of seasons produced a surprisingly low number of episodes.
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