Articles Tagged 'Fawlty Towers'

The Office

Ten Of Britain’s Funniest Workplaces

Sitcoms often work best when they present characters stuck in a situation they feel unable to get out of, try as they might. And while there is a lot of scope for this kind of thing in the home, the best examples can be found in offices and kitchens and other working environments. Y’know, the […]

Crimson Horror

10 British Acting Families (Who Are Not the Redgraves)

This week Doctor Who fans will get to see mother-daughter duo Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling in “The Crimson Horror.” The actresses will also be playing a mother-daughter pair in the show with Rigg as Winifred Gillyflower and Stirling as Ada Gillyflower. This is not the first British family affair in show business, let […]

Summer of London: Five Great British Comedies on iTunes

With the new BBC America docu-comedy Twenty Twelve premiering Thursday (June 28) at 9/8c, we thought it might be fun to “‘av a laugh” by checking out iTunes where BBC America is giggling its way through Summer of London with free and discounted episodes of comedies on iTunes, including the ones listed below. 1.) The Office, […]

Happy 80th Birthday, Prunella Scales!

Time to break out the rat-infested crackers and toss a Waldorf salad, for Prunella Scales – Sybil Fawlty herself – celebrates her 80th birthday today. Still very much a working actress with a 60-year career, Prunella’s most recent appearance was in the 2011 movie adaptation of Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry books, in which she plays […]


‘Nerdist’ Host Chris Hardwick’s Favorite British TV Comedies

Young American nerds in the ’70s and ’80s always had brain-boners for British comedy. The imports we got were drier and more academic in nature than what American TV provided in those days. Also, tracking down new gems was a game in and of itself. In a pre-Internet civilization, we were forced to seek out […]

Fawlty Towers DVDs Flying Off Shelves

Sales of Fawlty Towers DVDs are up 30 percent in the past week. Hmm. I wonder why. It’s not like Fawlty Towers has been in the news recently or anything. John Cleese doesn’t have many kind words for his most recent ex-wife: “In my 70th year I will be spending two months a year doing […]

Who Wants To Be John Cleese’s Fourth Wife? Any Volunteers?

Comic legend John Cleese is divorcing his wife of 19 years, Alyce Faye Eichelberger. It was his third marriage. (Telegraph) Torchwood writer-producer Chris Chibnall has been named executive producer of Law & Order: London.(Digital Spy) The State Within star and Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs tells The Guardian that appearing in the 2003 box-office turkey […]