Director: Bob Spiers
Writers/Creators: John Cleese, Connie Booth
Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Ballard Berkeley, Gilly Fowler, Renee Roberts, Brian Hall
After the success of Monty Python, John Cleese moved on to other projects for BBC television. “Fawlty Towers” was his follow up where he plays a put upon hotelier, capitalizing on the popular comedian’s knack for blowing situations out of proportion and physical distress. Cleese is just as brilliant here as he was for the five season’s of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”.
Joining Cleese is Prunella Scales as his wife and business partner. Scales’ patience with the overreacting Cleese makes for the perfect counter balance to his through the roof antics. They don’t make the mistake of making Scales perfect next to Cleese’s insanity. She has her moments, however subtler.