Thursday, February 17, 2005

Original Fawlty Towers Goes For £1.5m

The hotel that inspired the legendary TV series Fawlty Towers has been sold for around £1.5m.

Cleese, who stayed at the hotel with the Monty Python team in 1971, described Sinclair as "the most wonderfully rude man I have ever met".

Sinclair, who died in 1981, is said to have thrown Eric Idle's suitcase out of the window "in case it contained a bomb" and complained about Terry Gilliam's table manners.

It's always nice when fans buy something you can relie upon them to be true to the original rather than try and convert it over to some big American theme park.

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