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Basil and Lord Melbury

Duration: 01:04

Basil would like to improve the class of his hotel's clientele, but he hasn't done anything to improved the level of service.

Available since: Mon 6 Jun 2011


Basil Fawlty
John Cleese
Connie Booth
Lord Melbury
Michael Gwynn
Connie Booth
John Cleese
John Howard Davies

This clip is from

Fawlty Towers Series 1, A Touch of Class

1/6 Basil tries to attract a better class of clientele to the hotel.

First broadcast: 19 Sep 1975

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