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Happy Birthday John!

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Somerset. At 1.96 meters Cleese was already taller than most adults when he was just 13. He was the butt of many a joke, but would react with humor when teased, just like he did when his emotionally cold mother invariably


Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

This year (2016) has seen far too many celebrity deaths and the news of Andrew Sachs dying last week has come as a complete shock. We will always remember his portrayal of Manuel, but he is also a much loved British icon. Let's hope the BBC will re-air Fawlty


Andrew Sachs to join the cast of EastEnders

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs is joining the cast of EastEnders. The veteran actor of the much beloved comedy series, is said to be guest starring in a few episodes of the long-running BBC One soap opera in the new year. An EastEnders spokesperson confirmed


I learned it from a book

John Cleese, aka Basil Fawlty, has signed an agreement to publish his Autobiography the Independent reports. Cleese will work with Nigel Wilcockson from Random House Books who have acquired the world rights

`Cleese ties the knot again

Going against the advice of his former colleagues who he feared would ‘knee-cap’ him on hearing such news; Fawlty Towers star John Cleese has tied the knot and married for the fourth time. Cleese has married Bath-based Jewellery designer Jennifer Wade aged


Basil heads to Garstang!

GARSTANG Theatre Group is ringing the changes this Spring. Instead of its usual musical production the group is presenting three episodes from the classic TV series “Fawlty Towers. The episodes are “The Hotel Inspectors,” “Communication Problems,” and “Basil



Secret Policeman's Ball crosses Atlantic

Russell Brand, Coldplay and a host of other acts have taken part in a Secret Policeman's Ball gala in New York - the first to take place outside the UK. The Amnesty International benefit at Radio City Music Hall was held to mark the organisation's 50th anniversary. British


Fawlty Towers star David Kelly dead at 82

ACTOR David Kelly, who made millions laugh as a dodgy Irish builder in Fawlty Towers, has died at 82. Dublin-born Kelly had an impressive stage, film and TV career spanning 50 years. But it was nine minutes he spent as Mr O'Reilly in the hotel comedy classic