Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is the perfect vehicle for John Cleese’s comic brilliance.
A much put-upon, hard-working hotel ‘manager’, Basil’s life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. His biggest headache is a “nest of vipers” – his nagging wife Sibyl (Prunella Scales).
Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly (Connie Booth), and hardly any help at all from Manuel (Andrew Sachs), the trainee waiter from Barcelona who is as mad as his boss and the butt of all his frustration.
1.Basil has an odd knack of referencing which political figure?
2.Where is Fawlty Towers set?
3.The Major believed which inanimate object could talk?
A garden gnome
4.Who was the Lord that had a “Touch of Class” but whom turned out to be a conman?
5.Polly indulges in which hobby in Fawlty Towers?
6.Basil gave his car a “Damn good thrashing” in Fawlty Towers but why was he out at the time?
He was trying to put a bet on a horse
He was collecting food for guests at Fawlty Towers
He was picking up Sybil from the Doctors
7.Who are the prim and dotty old ladies who call Fawlty Towers home?
Miss Roland and Miss Humbert
Miss Hutley and Miss Finch
Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby
8.Basil was outraged when the guest he thought was a hotel inspector turned out to be?
A spoon salesman
9.What was the name of Basil's own version of a Waldorf Salad?
10.A public health inspector was suitably appalled to find what in the hotel's water tank?
11.Sybil's distinctive laugh was based on?
12.Farty Tower, Flay Otters, Fatty Owls, Warty Towels, Flowery Twats..which character inflicts this on the Fawlty Towers sign?
13.Basil enacted his infamous Hitler impression while mentally unwell due to?
Being hit in the head by Sybil
Falling off a ladder
Being hit in the head by Manuel
14.Basil Fawlty was inspired by a real-life hotel owner described by John Cleese as "the most marvellously rude man I've ever met". What was his name?
15.Which chef in the series took a fancy to Manuel?
16.What did Basil poetically compare to "somebody machine-gunning a seal?
The sounds of the kitchen
17.Basil won a sum of money by betting on which horse?
18.What exactly is in Fawlty Towers' signature dish, Duck Surprise?
Duck with cherries
Duck with orange
Duck without anything else
19.How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were made?
20.What's the name of Sybil's best friend in Fawlty Towers?
21.What is the Major’s surname?
22.What was the name of the last episode ever made of Fawlty Towers?
The Kipper and the Corpse
Basil the Rat
If you love Great British Entertainment, you'll love UKTV.
New Zealand audiences have access to three BBC TV channels: BBC Earth, UKTV and BBC World News.