The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86962   Message #1620861
Posted By: Ron Davies
05-Dec-05 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fawlty Towers
Subject: RE: BS: Fawlty Towers
"It's Brahms Third Racket"

We've bought the complete collection on DVD. Couldn't recommend more highly.

Priceless--not only all 12 episodes--but just wonderful --and extensive interviews with John Cleese, Prunella Scales and others.

In John Cleese's interview he talks about, among many other things, where the ideas for the stories came from.

For instance, he asked a former manager at the Savoy: what was your worst problem?

Answer: the stiffs.