The Germans was the final episode of Fawlty Towers‘ first season and sees both Basil and Sybil hospitalised before a group of European visitors arrive at the hotel. In this podcast Gerry and Iain exchange pleasantries with various taxidermied animals.
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Guest appearances in this episode included Louis Mahoney as the Fawltys’ doctor; Brenda Cowling as a ward sister; Claire Davenport, John Lawrence and Iris Fry as guests confused by Basil’s bizarre fire drill; and Willy Bowman, Nick Kane, Dan Gillan and Lisa Bergmayr as visiting German guests
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.
The Germans was released in 1975. It is 31 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.