Fawlty Towers Script to Screen

with Karol Griffiths

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In this cracking session, Karol Griffiths, who has over twenty years’ experience as script editor and development consultant on global smash-hit comedies such as Friends, Roseanne and How I Met Your Mother, will talk you through one of the most popular episodes of the much loved British comedy, Fawlty Towers, sharing her insights into comedy writing and show structure.

When John Cleese and Connie Booth sat down to create Fawlty Towers, they may not have known they were creating the universally acknowledged Best Sitcom of All Time, Bar None, Full Stop. But they did, and it is, and here we are.

Delightfully free of political correctness, bursting with a barely contained spiralling energy, chock full of classic moments – where else can one joyfully discuss goose-stepping, Waldorf salads (“We’re out of Waldorfs!”), moose heads and Barcelona? – Fawlty Towers has never been duplicated or matched.

Join LSF stalwart Karol on this deep dive into this BAFTA-winning stone-cold classic and explore such questions as…

  • What is the recipe for comedic success that brought Basil Fawlty into the pantheon of Best Characters of All Time?
  • How did this uniquely British show achieve worldwide acclaim?
  • And what can you learn from the show to inform your own writing and career?

Download the script, read it, then watch the episode accompanied by live commentary from Karol Griffiths.

Appearing in this session

Karol Griffiths

Karol Griffiths – Script Editor, Supervisor

Credits include How I Met Your Mother, Friends; author of The Art of Script Editing

Karol Griffiths is a successful script editor, best-selling author and development consultant with over twenty years' experience in film and TV.
Karol Griffiths

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