This post was archived from the original website for Fawlty Towers Revisited, which premiered on public television in 2005.
Lars Holger Holm, author of Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper’s Companion, was interviewed recently by Jesse Thorn – America’s Radio Sweetheart – with The Sound of Young America.
In addition to talking about his inspiration for writing the book and why Basil is his favorite role model, Holm also explains how a London pub conversation about Monty Python led to his viewing of the never-broadcast episode 13th episode of Fawlty Towers and to making a copy of the script that is included in the book.
Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper’s Companion is available in the U.S. only through your local PBS station. To get a copy and find out about “The Robbers” episode, check out the link at the top of this blog to find the PBS station nearest you.
Listen to the interview:[audio:http://tellyspotting.pounceinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2005/12/tsoyafawltytowers.mp3]
If you’re not already a fan of “The Sound of Young America,” then check it out to find out more and to subscribe to its weekly podcast.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent Salon.com article about TSOYA: “The Sound of Young America” is the greatest radio show you’ve never heard. The weekly, hourlong show comes out of Santa Cruz, Calif., where it broadcasts on KZSC, and has been picked up by KSFS in San Francisco and by WUSM at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Thankfully, it is also available by podcast, and iTunes, which offers the show on its subscription service, and bills it as ‘public radio’s meeting point between Conan O’Brien and Terry Gross.’ Such proclamations rarely hold much truth, but in this case it’s a fair description. Jesse “America’s Radio Sweetheart” Thorn, the 22-year-old host of the show, interviews his guests — authors, artists, musicians, scholars and an abundance of comedians — with the civility and preparedness of Gross leavened with the good humor of O’Brien.”