Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers was a famous British sitcom produced by the BBC and first broadcast in 1975. Although only twelve episodes were produced (consisting of two series, with six episodes each), the programme has had a lasting and powerful legacy on comedy forms all over the

The setting is in a fictional hotel called Fawlty Towers and the plot typically revolves around the exploits and misadventures of short-fused hotel manger Basil Fawlty, his wife, and their employees,porter and waiter Manuel, maid Polly, and (in the second series) chef Terry. The episodes typically revolve around Basil's efforts to succeed in 'raising the tone' of his hotel and his increasing frustration at the numerous complications and mistakes, both his own and those of others, which prevent him from doing so. Much of the humour comes from Basil's overly aggressive manner, engaging in angry but witty arguments with guests, staff, and in particular his formidable wife. At the end of some episodes, Basil succeeds in annoying (or at least bemusing) the guests and frequently gets his comeuppance.


Upon his first visit to 106 Piccadilly, Shoban looked up at the formidable old English buildings that lined the main streets just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace and was reminded of the posh, prim and proper society of the English that once resided in these buildings. As he began writing, the thought of a University where visitors whom would visit it and would meet a surpringly obnoxious receptionist very much like Basil in character, slowly began to form the main plot of the story.