Fawlty Towers

The Germans - S1-E6

Trivia: Although this episode is entitled "The Germans", the first German guest we see doesn't appear until 23 minutes into the episode.

The Germans - S1-E6

Trivia: This is the only Fawlty Towers episode that doesn't have a hotel sign at the beginning. The episode opens at a hospital.

The Germans - S1-E6

Trivia: The hospital used during the opening titles is Northwick Park Hospital in Middlesex.

The Builders - S1-E2

Trivia: You will probably recognise the actor who plays Lurphy in this episode - it's Michael Cronin, best remembered as the PE teacher Geoff "Bullet" Baxter in the children's show "Grange Hill".

The Germans - S1-E6

Trivia: In this episode, the jacket Andrew Sachs wears was treated with acid by the special effects department to look as if it was really on fire. Unfortunately it really did burn through to his skin and he still bears the scars today. Sachs was paid damages by the BBC.

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Mrs Richards: And another thing. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: [whispering to Manuel.] Deaf, Mad and Blind. [To Mrs Richards.] Yes, this is the view as far as I can remember... Yes, yes it is.
Mrs Richards: When I pay for a view, I expect something more interesting than that.
Basil: But that is Torquay, madam.
Mrs Richards: Well it's not good enough.
Basil: Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain...
Mrs Richards: [interrupting.] Don't be silly. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: You CAN see the sea! It's over there between the land and the sky!
Mrs Richards: I'd need a telescope to see that.
Basil: Well might I suggest you move to a hotel closer to the sea. Or preferably in it.
Mrs Richards: Now listen to me. I'm not satisified but I've decided to stay. HOWEVER, I shall expect a deduction.
Basil: Why, because Krakatoa isn't erupting at the moment?
Mrs Richards: Because the room is cold, the bath is too small, the view is invisible and the radio doesn't work.
Basil: No, the radio works. You don't.



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