Fawlty Towers

A Touch of Class - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the end of the episode where everyone is cleaning up, there is a shadow of the boom mic on the wall.

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil runs to change the menu and Sybil says "why?" you can see a shadow of the boom on the pigeon holes at the side.

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The Germans - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil runs from the restaurant and into the office, as the door opens to the hallway you can see a monitor in the office, showing what we can see. The director must be watching the action from in there.

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Basil gets the duck from Andre, he tells Manuel to get the trolley. Basil then walks into the door, and the duck goes flying. You can briefly see the arm of the crewman holding the door closed. A few seconds later, Manuel comes through the door and stands on the duck. For about 5 seconds you can see the crewman's face.

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The Germans - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Basil has turned the fire alarm off, a boom mic is very clear in the top corner of the screen.

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A Demon

A Touch of Class - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the bald hotel guest asks Basil for his drinks and slams his hand on the table, in the next shot a boom mic can be seen briefly as it is pulled away.

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Dwarf

A Touch of Class - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Near the start of the episode, after the guest has told Basil that he will only be staying until Sunday, Basil walks from the dining room to the office, and the shadow of the camera following Basil can be seen in the reflection of the studio lights in the picture above the Drawing Room door.

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The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In the kitchen scene with Basil, Sybil and chef, Basil says, "Would you believe it, I give him his breakfast, I take it all the way upstairs." At this point, the shadow of a boom microphone on the wall to the right is visible.

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Communication Problems (a.k.a. Theft) - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Polly tells Manuel to go and fetch toilet paper for Mrs Richards, the boom microphone shows up at the top left for a few seconds.

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Waldorf Salad - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the Hamiltons arrive, Mrs Hamilton says 'May I introduce my husband.' The boom mic is seen at the top of the screen.

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The Psychiatrist - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil's trying to persuade Sybil about the woman in the guest's room, the shadow of a boom mic appears on the top wall.

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The Psychiatrist - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Mr. Johnson refers to the Torquay guide as the 'world's shortest book' and leaves the hotel, you see a boom mic coming in at the top of the screen for about 3 seconds.

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omegaman3000

A Touch of Class - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil asks the family sitting by the window to move, a boom mic can be seen in the top right hand corner.

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Dwarf

The Anniversary - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When they are in to see Sybil, as they switch on the light, the boom mike is visible on top of the screen.

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Mortug

Waldorf Salad - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the Hamilton's are talking to Sybil, Basil enters and Mrs Hamilton says 'Harry finds it too gloomy'. At the top of the screen the boom mic is visible.

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The Wedding Party (a.k.a. Sex) - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Basil and an old woman leave the kitchen, the scene cuts to the interior of Mr. Lloyd's room. As soon as the first shot of the interior begins, a boom mic is visible for a split second at the bottom of shot.

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Casual Person

The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Mr. White asks if Basil can clean their room later the boom mike shadow is visible on the door behind Mr. White.

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Waldorf Salad - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil says to Mr. Hamilton "I'm sorry if it wasn't wide enough for you, a lot of the English cars have steering wheels" the boom mic can be seen in the top left corner.

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode, when Basil follows Manuel into the hotel, the shadow of a crew member holding a boom mic can be seen bottom right as the camera follows them across the terrain.

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The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When they discover that Ms. Tibbs has fainted in the office the boom mike shadow is visible on the wall to the right.

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The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Polly is on the phone with the undertaker and she says "I'm afraid somebody's died tonight", the boom mike is visible to the right of the screen.

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, the stage lights can be seen in the silver lid.

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A Demon

The Anniversary - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Virginia shows the cakes she's brought with her the boom mike is visible above them.

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Mortug

The Builders - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Stubbs says to keep the door closed, a boom shadow is seen on the wall by the door.

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A Demon

The Psychiatrist - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Basil runs out of the kitchen and stops Doctor Abbott and starts talking to him. The shadow of a boom mic appears on the wall to the right of the screen twice as he talks to him.

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Casual Person

The Builders - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When the Major says "He lost it you know" to Polly before entering the dining room, the silhouette of a boom mic can be seen on the top right hand of shot.

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Casual Person

The Hotel Inspectors - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil enters the "Private" room, the camera is reflected on the glass door pane.

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Suggested correction: This is way too vague to be accurate. The office (which has private on both doors) is visited by Basil on innumerable occasions throughout this episode and so needs to be more precise.

The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil, Manuel and Sybil enter the office and find Miss Tibbs fainted next to the corpse, the boom mic appears on the righthand side of the screen next to the fan on the wall. And when the camera switches back to the full shot of all the characters, the boom mic appears again.

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The Kipper and the Corpse (a.k.a. Death) - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Price asks who found the dead guest the boom mike is visible above him.

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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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When the Colonel first meets Basil, the same shot is used twice of the Colonel twitching.

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Trivia

Melody Lang, who plays Mrs. Taylor in this episode, is Andrew Sachs' wife.

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