The complete scripts, with photographs, of the fantastically popular and outrageously funny comedy series called Fawlty Towers, by the founder of "Monty Python's Flying Circus", and the author and star of A Fish Called Wanda.
Fawlty Towers was only on our screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in our lives ever since. The Major; 'Don't mention the war!'; 'He's from Barcelona'; Basil the Rat -- everyone has a favourite line, moment or character. In this, the first biography of the show, Graham McCann holds up to the light each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona.
The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.
BrickJournal #49, the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the TECHNIC line of sets! Photo editor GEOFF GRAY takes a look at the sets that made this theme more than building! Editor JOE MENO interviews former LEGO Set Designer SØREN HOLM about a classic TECHNIC set: The TECHNIC SPACE SHUTTLE! TECHNIC Fan MICHAEL BROWN shows off his AH-64 APACHE - in TECHNIC scale! Plus: AFOLs ("Adult Fans of LEGO”) by cartoonist Greg Hyland, step-by step “You Can Build It” instructions by CHRISTOPHER DECK, BrickNerd’s DIY Fan Art, Minifigure Customization with JARED K. BURKS, MINDSTORMS robotics lessons by Damien Kee, and more!
Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness aims to bring together a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches exploring the notion of “impoliteness” and the usage of impoliteness phenomena in language and discourse per se, instead of simply considering impoliteness as “politeness that has gone wrong”. Impoliteness draws mainly on linguistics, but also its sub-disciplines, as well as related disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and communication. Various researchers have been selected to contribute to Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness, and the diversity of sub-disciplinary approaches is reflected in the multi-dimensional organisation of the five sections of the book. The book is divided into five thematic parts, with 16 chapters in all, as follows. The first part aims to study the links between impoliteness and rudeness, by providing a general framework to these notions. The second part deals with occurrences of impoliteness in television series and drama, when the third part mainly focuses on the discursive creations of impoliteness found in literary works. The fourth part concentrates on impoliteness and the philosophy of language, and the fifth and final part offers some case-studies of impoliteness in modern communication.
Are you a fan of the classic TV sitcom Fawlty Towers? This quiz book will test you, your family and friends knowledge of the show, with questions on the cast, characters, production, and shows. Show how much you know with this fun quiz book.
Fawlty Towers (Television program) by Morris Bright
A tribute to six hours of hilarious TV comedy. There are rare photographs and exclusive contributions form John Cleese and Connie Booth, which help to form a guide for fans of the series. The book details each character's individual traits, comedy highlights and the positions in the Fawlty dynamic. There are also biographies of the principle actor's previous and subsequent careers, as well as details of the shows conception and development, and the guest stars that appeared on the show.
In a list compiled by the British Film Institute in 2000, Fawlty Towers was voted by industry professionals as the best British television series of all time. To this day lines from the series are still quoted and instantly recognisable and characters, situations and storylines are still fondly recalled. Quite an achievement for a series that ran for only twelve episodes, beginning in 1975 with a series of six on BBC2 and ending with its second series four years later in 1979. Now you can test your knowledge with 100 episode by episode questions and maybe learn something you didn’t know about John Cleese and Connie Booth’s outstanding sitcom in ‘The Fawlty Towers Quiz and Trivia Book’. Did you know that when the great Charlie Chaplin passed away his widow consoled herself by watching videos of the show? Or that it took three attempts to find the right kind of tree branch for Basil to give his broken down car a “damn good thrashing” in the episode ‘Gourmet Night’? These and many more fascinating facts can all be found in the ‘Fawlty Facts’ section of the book, whilst in the ‘Fawlty Register’ you’ll discover the origins of some of the character’s names. ‘The Fawlty Towers Quiz and Trivia Book’ will entertain and inform and is an absolute must-have for Fawlty Towers fans of all ages.
Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Hauptseminar 'Humour', language: English, abstract: Fawlty Towers, a British television series from the 1970’s, written by John Cleese and Connie Booth is famous for its eccentric characters, farcical humour and unintentionally funny moments. The life of Basil Fawlty, the choleric and perpetually overworked owner of a slightly run-down sea front hotel, his constantly nagging wife Sybil and their good-hearted but maltreated employees, the maid Polly and the Spanish waiter Manuel, is depicted throughout the series. All of them try to keep the hotel running and the guests satisfied despite several incidents and self-made catastrophes. Due to the fact that the series focuses on a hotel, plenty of different guests visit the hotel Fawlty Towers during the 12 episode run of the series. Almost every visit leads to copious amounts of awkward situations and there’s always something Basil Fawlty dislikes about his clientele - may it be their outer appearance, personal taste, social class or their cultural background. Bearing that in mind this homework will take a closer look at the portrayal of foreign characters throughout the series and their interactions with the British hotel staff. After a short introduction to the series and its main protagonists I’m going to point out how foreigners and people of different cultural backgrounds are portrayed in the series and which aspects of their behaviour or cultural peculiarities are made fun of. Furthermore, I will take a closer look at the English characters of the series as well. How do they interact with the foreign characters? Which stereotypes, prejudices or clichés towards the different nationalities do exists in the minds of British people and how does the series Fawlty Towers make fun of them?
Films for the hearing impaired by Bowker Editorial Staff
In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain's most-watched and best-loved sitcom. Del Boy's overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as 'lovely jubbly' and 'twonk'. In this fascinating, entertaining and meticulously researched book, acclaimed biographer Graham McCann goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Britain's most enduring comedy. With major contributions from the people who wrote, produced and starred in the programme and with material drawn from the BBC archives, it's time to take one last trip down Hooky Street . . .
An appreciation of Monty Python offers an episode guide to the TV shows, summaries of the Python films, biographies of the Python members, and listings of film, book, audio recording, stage, and television endeavors.
With crisp dialog, outrageous characters, and an absurd sense of humor, it's no wonder British sitcoms are so well-loved! Best of the Britcoms covers the most noteworthy situation comedies ever to cross the pond. Each entry combines a show summary with descriptions of standout episodes and behind-the-scenes details, plus gives you production data and full cast listings. And now, the revised edition of this Britcom classic contains seven new chapters on programs that have aired in the U.S. since the original edition was published, such as The Office, Extras, and My Family. Fans of old-school Britcoms won't be disappointed either, as the revised edition also includes the later developments of older series' storylines and detailed information on specials and cast reunions that have occurred in the intervening years. Pick up this book, kick back, and get to know a Britcom!