RIP: John Quarmby, Fawlty Towers’ hotel inspector, dies at 89

The Kodak moment of Quarmby’s appearance on the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, occurs as Manuel (Andrew Sachs) frantically searches the dining room for Basil, his pet ‘Siberian hamster’, and Polly (Connie Booth) offers the unsuspecting Mr. Carnegie a biscuit only to be confronted by the four-legged Basil hiding in the biscuit tin.

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Q&A with Lucie Pohl, a.k.a. Harmony de Gauthier in ‘Red Dwarf XI’

At long last, Red Dwarf returns to public television stations in America this month (Saturdays at 11p beginning July 21 on KERA in North Texas). For the remaining individual that has lived under a rock for the past few years, the series returns with twelve new episodes which make up Red Dwarf XI and XII. Returning to the Starbug are Craig […]

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John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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John Cleese heads all-star dream cast in new BBC1 sitcom, “Edith”

John Cleese is back and the British sitcom world is all the better for it. Almost four decades removed from the world of sitcom, the former founding member of Monty Python will appear in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers ended in 1979. Edith will see Cleese head an all-star cast including Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey, […]

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Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

As the news broke early Thursday evening that Andrew Sachs had passed away at the age of 86 on November 23, I am at this moment officially done with 2016. Diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago, Andrew was, by far, best known for his spot on portrayal of Manuel, the constantly confused waiter from Barcelona with a limited grasp of the English language and customs. […]

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