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
‘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 him for a television profile.
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