PBS Stations Offer Perfect Holiday Gifts to Celebrate Fawlty Towers' 30th Anniversary

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Fawlty Towers fans and collectors take note. A book with the script to the never-broadcast 13th episode of Fawlty Towers and a Corgi 30th anniversary limited edition of the Austin 1100 estate car that bedeviled Basil Fawlty in the popular "Gourmet Night" episode, are just two of the exclusive, highly collectible pledge thank you gifts PBS stations will offer this month as part of the celebration of Fawlty Towers 30th anniversary and the premiere of the definitive retrospective special, Fawlty Towers Revisited.

Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper’s Companion.

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Holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift for the Fawlty Towers fans on their list can turn to their local PBS station for a selection of must-have, highly collectible gifts that keep giving, including a book with the script to what is thought to be the never-broadcast 13th episode of one of the world’s favorite comedies.

In addition to celebrating the 30th anniversary of Fawlty Towers with the premiere this month of an exclusive retrospective TV special, Fawlty Towers Revisited, PBS stations will be offering a selection of pledge thank-you gifts that are a collector’s dream.

Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper’s Companion Script to the 13th episode of Fawlty Towers and much more. Limited quantities available only in U.S. through PBS stations.

In 2004, Swedish author and classical musician Lars Holger Holm published “Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper’s Companion.” This 222-page treasure-trove goes way beyond trivia to feature the condensed biographies of the show’s key characters, analysis of all of Basil Fawlty’s neuroses and a look at the connections between the occult and Fawlty Towers. Perhaps the most intriguing part of the book is the chapter about the never-broadcast 13th episode that the author states he saw six years ago in 1999. There were only 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers broadcast on the BBC over two seasons, which ended in 1979. A copy of the script to the mystery episode, "The Robbers," is included in the "Worshipper’s Companion." This hard-to-put-down book is a must-read for any true Fawlty Towers fan.

"Fawlty Towers – A Worshipper's Companion" currently is only available in the United States in limited quantities through PBS stations as a pledge thank-you gift.

Corgi Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Fawlty Towers Austin 1100 Estate Car. Only 4,000 produced. Exclusive to PBS stations.

PBS commissioned Corgi to reproduce a limited edition of 4,000 sets of the Austin 1100 Estate Car that bedeviled Basil Fawlty in the very popular "Gourmet Night" episode of Fawlty Towers. Collectors should note that this exclusive set has been updated to reflect the “1100” model, which is the same model of car used in the show.

In addition to the highly detailed car, the set includes a figurine of Basil hefting a branch and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Corgi, the leading name in die-cast scale models and one of Britain's best known brands, has been producing models for almost 50 years.

Director’s Cut Edition - Fawlty Towers Revisited DVD. Exclusive to PBS stations.

The Director’s Cut Edition of Fawlty Towers Revisited DVD features the 80-minute, 30th anniversary retrospective TV special on one of the world’s funniest and best-loved comedies, as well as an additional 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes stories and recollections from recent interviews with Fawlty Towers’ cast and crew.

To find out when this month PBS stations will broadcast Fawlty Towers Revisited and offer the exclusive, Fawlty Towers 30th anniversary collectible pledge thank-you gifts, go to the companion blog at http://www.fawltytowersrevisited.com.

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