Friday February 28, 2020

Notice the hint of Basil in the age of Brexit?

John Cleese’s most famous creation proves the notion that only clowns can tell the full truth

14th April, 2019

‘We’re writing a new episode in which one of Basil’s guests dies, and we’re trying to think of a way of getting the body out of the hotel without Basil knowing,” John Cleese told me, many years ago.

It was towards the end of a truly surreal working day, and the star of Fawlty Towers and I were having dinner. I had just spent the day interviewing...

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