Fawlty Towers Podcast - Episode 5 - Gourmet Night

Gourmet Night – Episode 5

Gourmet Night was the fifth episode of Fawlty Towers and tests Basil and Sybil’s capacity for improvisation as their new chef struggles to handle Manuel’s rejection. In this podcast Gerry and Iain beat their microphones with branches.



This episode featured Pink Panther star André Maranne as local restaurateur André; Steve Plytas as chef Kurt; and Allan Cuthbertson & Ann Way as Colonel and Mrs Hall, guests at the titular Gourmet evening.


The episode was, like the rest of the series, written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. It was directed and produced by John Howard Davies.


Gourmet Night was released in 1975. It is 29 minutes long and originally aired on BBC 2. The show can be viewed on Netflix in the UK and Ireland and is available on DVD around the world.