Fawlty Towers : Sybil and Basil

Margaret Sanderson

Joined September 2008

Artist's Description

FawltyTowers was one of the most best-loved sitcoms of the 1970’s.
It starred John Cleese as the irrascible Torquay hotel owner Basil Fawlty, and Prunella Scales as his domineering wife Sybil—his “little nest of vipers”. Connie Booth played Polly the dependable maid and general assistant, and last but certainly not least, little Manuel superbly played by Andrew Sachs—the tyrannized waiter from Barcelona, dogsbody and subject of frequent physical attacks by the demented Basil. Terry the Chef, played by Brian Hall, was employed for the second series.

The other regular guests were the slightly senile Major Gowen (retired), and the hard of hearing old dears Miss Tibbs & Miss Gatsby.

Business seldom ran smoothly at Fawlty Towers: if you didn’t pay for your stay with your life -‘The Kipper and The Corpse’ watch an excerpt here, you could expect to be at least verbally assaulted by Basil (just about every episode!). The insults to guests were guaranteed as were the laughs for the viewers.
This piece measures 12 inches x16 inches, drawn with Prismacolor and Colorsoft pencils on Daler Rowney Bristol Board 250 gsm.

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