The Monty Python star said the new series will open with the death of Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil.
The Monty Python star implied British critics do not understand comedy.
'There will be jokes that will be a little bit edgy'
Del Boy falling through the bar is a classic moment in British TV history.
The actor has shared his thoughts on cancel culture.
The BBC edited some racist language out of the 70s sitcom.
The Luther star said the shows should still be screened to show people 'what they're getting into'.
Streaming giant Netflix has removed a blackface scene from sitcom Peep Show.
The actor played hotel manager Basil Fawlty in the 70s comedy.
Henson played a memorable character in the classic sitcom.
The 79-year-old 'Fawlty Towers' presenter has said London is not an English city anymore.
The bizarre move is happening because Japan is struggling to find enough proficient English speakers for when Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. The teachers are using the John Cleese classic to show students how use spoken English – rather than focusing on written language and grammar – according to the BBC, which first aired the comedy back in the 1970s. The need for more proficient English speakers comes as Japan is hoping to use the sports tournaments to boost tourism and global trade.
Fawlty Towers legend Andrew Sachs’ granddaughter ended years of bad feeling by making peace with the star before he died last month. Georgina Baillie’s relationship with the actor, who died last week at the age of 86, was put to the ultimate test during the ‘Sachsgate’ affair. In case you’ve somehow forgotten, way back in 2008 Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross left obscene messages on Sachs’ answerphone live on their Radio 2 show, bellowing crude gags about Brand’s fling with Georgina.
Monty Python star John Cleese is never one to mince words when it comes to his ex-wives. The Fawlty Towers star married his fourth wife Jennifer (above) four years ago – but not before he was forced to pay out an eye-watering £25million in divorce settlements to ex-partners Connie Booth, Barbara Trentham and Alyce Cleese over the years. “I have been married 34 years – wait, wait – to four different wives,” Cleese told Conan O’Brien. Something quick like a tree falling on them.” The outspoken actor, who made millions from Hollywood comedies including A Fish Called Wanda, also moaned that his daughters Cynthia and Camilla have “ended up like their mothers.” Cynthia was born in 1971 during his first marriage to Fawlty Towers co-star Connie Booth, while Camilla was born in his second marriage in 1984.
John Cleese is threatening legal action against an Australian theatre company who he claims are ‘ripping off’ his classic TV show ‘Fawlty Towers’. The ‘Faulty Towers Dining Experience’ is due to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival starting from April 12 and is one of nine versions of the show being staged globally by Interactive Theatre International (ITI), according to the Sydney Morning Herald. John claims the company did not get permission - or even try to get permission - to use the characters, situations and the show’s name from him, and that neither he nor his ex-wife and Fawlty Towers co-writer Connie Booth have received any royalties or compensation.
Basil Fawlty is back! John Cleese has given us the best Christmas present ever by bringing back his iconic comedy character from Fawlty Towers and he’s even recreated that famous car thrashing scene. John stars in a new Specsavers advert, putting a new spin on the classic scene in which he infamously thrashed his faulty car with a tree branch. “A lot of people have sent me Fawlty Towers scripts and they were always absolutely awful.