Your cart


Total AUD



  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton

Fawlty Towers

Graham Mccann

6 Reviews

Rated 0

Television, Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Humour, TV tie-in humour

The definitive behind-the-scenes story of a favourite comedy, from Britain's most successful entertainment writer.

Fawlty Towers was only on our screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in our lives ever since. The Major; 'Don t mention the war!'; 'He s from Barcelona'; Basil the Rat everyone has a favourite line, moment or character.

In this, the first biography of the show, Graham McCann holds up to the light each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona.

Read More Read Less

Praise for Fawlty Towers

  • Will be enjoyable for all devotees of Britain's favourite sitcom . . . The pleasure to be had in McCann's episode summaries is testament to the sitcom's enduring brilliance. - TLS

  • 'A tragi-comedy of creative tension, personality conflict, endearing characters and enduring catch phrases' - The Times on Spike & Co

  • You will laugh, you will learn, and you will, undoubtedly, start speaking in a silly voice. - Word on Spike & Co

  • 'A hugely entertaining read' - Daily Telegraph on Dad's Army

  • 'Excellent. All but essential' - Time Out on Dad's Army

  • A remarkable researcher [whose] results are pure gold. . . [Fawlty Towers] is a work of scholarship. . . its lightness of touch and its arcane information make it quite unputdownable. - Sydney Morning Herald

Read More Read Less
This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay