Slow wet farty. Three words that can send lovers of classic British comedy into raptures. John Cleese is perfect as the manic hotel manager Basil Fawlty. His life slowly unravels and implodes thanks to bossy wife, Sybil (Prunella Scales), who always seeks to keep Basil under her thumb. A steady stream of exasperating guests and a slightly inept Spanish waiter called Manuel (Andrew Sachs) made Fawlty Towers a British comedy institution.