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by Graham McCann


Fawlty Towers: The Story of Britain's Favourite Sitcom epub

ISBN: 0340898119

ISBN13: 978-0340898116

Author: Graham McCann

Category: Entertainment

Subcategory: Television

Language: English

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (October 18, 2007)

Pages: 352 pages

ePUB book: 1894 kb

FB2 book: 1216 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Note that this book also contains a complete episode guide with plot summaries, cast lists, original air dates and running times of every episode.

Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection Remastered. Note that this book also contains a complete episode guide with plot summaries, cast lists, original air dates and running times of every episode.

In the first biography of the show, Graham McCann holds up to the light each of the unpredictable elements-the demented brilliance of J Fawlty Towers was only on television screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in viewer's lives ever since.

Graham McCann is a British author and historian who has written . Dad's Army: The Story of a Very British Comedy: The Story of a Classic Television Show (New e.

He is a former lecturer and fellow at the University of Cambridge where he taught social and political theory. HarperCollins describe him as "Britain's leading writer about film and TV". He has published biographies of Morecambe and Wise (1998), John Le Mesurier (Do You Think That's Wise?, 2010) and Terry-Thomas (Bounder!, 2008). In 2004, he published a biography of comic Frankie Howerd.

Fawlty Towers was only on our screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has . There should, of course, be no problems with books, CDs, or other physical items. More advice & help on importing.

Fawlty Towers was only on our screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in our lives ever since. 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 Prunella Scales - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona. First published: Thursday 18th October 2007. More Fawlty Towers products.

Not one of Graham McCann's best: I suspect that there is too little to be said about a two series, twelve episode television series to fill a book. Ironically, this book proves more about McCann's ability than his better opuses.

In Fawlty Towers: The Story of Britain's Favourite Sitcom, author Graham McCann wrote that BBC executives weren’t too enthusiastic about initial scripts for the show. Several producers who had gained a glimpse of a script had pronounced themselves distinctly underwhelmed by the quality of its contents (‘Oh dear,’ one of them had been overheard lamenting about John Cleese in the BBC bar, ‘why did he ever leave Monty Python?’), McCann wrote.

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Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, according to a list compiled by a panel . If he was shorter I can't imagine how it would have worked. Fawlty Towers' cast reunited for the 30th anniversary of the sitcom.

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, according to a list compiled by a panel of television experts for Radio Times magazine. Centred around a Torquay hotel, which left a lot to be desired, John Cleese's creation topped the list of 20 ahead of Father Ted, Blackadder, I'm Alan Partridge and Only Fools And Horses. Despite its success, the 1970s classic ran for just two series of six episodes each. 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.

Fawlty Towers was the most black-hearted comedy on T. This book also makes one look anew at one’s favourite scenes – but chiefly by reproducing vast chunks of dialogue filled with blow-torch insults.

Fawlty Towers was the most black-hearted comedy on TV. 12:01AM GMT 10 Nov 2007. John Cleese talks about the real Basil Fawlty. Graham McCann revisits the origins of Basil (a deranged hotel manager called Donald Sinclair) and, slightly less familiarly, furnishes us with how audiences first reacted to the series. Initial responses, it seems, were tepid. There was something almost poetic about these terms of abuse.

Fawlty Towers was only on television screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in viewer's lives ever since. The Major; "Don't mention the war!;" "He's from Barcelona;" Basil the Rat—everyone has a favorite line, moment, or character. In 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.
How could any book on such an astonishingly successful show not be worth the read? Provides an interesting insight into the series, and answers a number of questions that the show poses.
Great book. Glad I found it. Buy soo many kindle books but wasnt available. Got on iBooks so all is well.
This is an exceedingly comprehensive, informative, well-researched and well-written telling of the whole Fawlty Towers story. Every nuance is explored and analyzed with intelligence, perspicacity and wit. Reading this book is nearly as entertaining as watching the entirety of the twelve classic episodes from 34 and 38 years ago.

A real highlight that you won't find elsewhere is the author's (Graham McCann) brilliant chapter-long dissection of Basil and Sybil Fawlty's dysfunctional marriage. McCann has studied this series under a microscope and is clearly enthralled by everything about it. He has made me want to go back and watch it all again on DVD for the I'm-not-sure-how-many-eth time.

Note that this book also contains a complete episode guide with plot summaries, cast lists, original air dates and running times of every episode. And there are sixteen pages of photos.

This is a must-have for fans of the show.