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Terence Blacker: Reggie Perrin, still a hero 30 years on

As with this great character, people are still bored and yearn for change

Simon Calder: Taking the rap for the Alpine Fawlty Towers

Crikey, I thought, as the crowd on the hotel terrace began to dance on the tables and a guest at the party lit another joint: if this is Crystal's idea of a family hotel, I wonder what the company's version of Club 18-30 is like?

Ross 'facing £4.5m pay cut'

Jonathan Ross faces a £4.5 million pay cut as part of the BBC's cost-cutting drive, it was reported today.

Ross apologises again as BBC ban ends

Jonathan Ross marked his return to television today by repeating his apology for the Andrew Sachs scandal.

Ross set for return to BBC

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross will return to the BBC on January 23 following the presenter's suspension over a prank phone.

Bob Spiers: Director of 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'Fawlty Towers' and 'Dad's Army'

For more than a quarter of a century, Bob Spiers proved a master of directing intelligently written, madcap television sitcoms that proved groundbreaking and far removed from the mainstream of television comedy.

Nerds united in hit sitcom

It may not be to everyone's taste, but The IT Crowd doesn't 'do' edgy. And that's precisely why James Rampton likes it

Ross's future still in doubt, BBC admits

MPs vent their anger at corporation bosses over obscene phone calls

Did Jonathan Ross really need to be suspended?

After ‘Sachsgate’, leading figures in broadcasting give their views on the BBC’s response

Stricter controls follow Brand-Ross fiasco

BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons today called for tighter editorial controls after the obscene phone-calls furore.

BBC bows to its critics (again)

Jonathan Ross is suspended for 12 weeks over lewd calls; Radio 2 controller quits, taking blame for editorial failures; Governing body orders sweeping review of standards

Phone scandal goes to BBC governors

Pressure was building on Jonathan Ross today as BBC director general Mark Thompson reports to the corporation's governing body on the prank calls scandal.

Jonathan Ross apologises for 'juvenile' remarks

Jonathan Ross tonight publicly apologised over the lewd phone messages he and Russell Brand left for Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs.

Cole Moreton: What do you think you're looking at? Eh?

Our columnists sides with Joe Kinnear and enjoys letting off steam

Ever wondered what it would be like to dine at Fawlty Towers?

You can mention the war if you like, but just don't ask for more butter. Because if you do, your waiter, Manuel, will find an unsuspecting female diner and proceed to head-butt her. Welcome to Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience – a real-life night with Basil, his wife Sybil and the English-mangling Spanish waiter who are abusing audiences at the Edinburgh Festival.

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