Camera script produced for the ‘Waldorf Salad’ episode from the second series of Fawlty Towers - £12,000 at East Bristol Auctions.

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Relating to Basil Fawlty’s animated confrontations and misunderstandings with an exasperated American guest, it improved markedly on expectations. The hammer price of £12,000 was some 10 times the high estimate.

In 2000 the show, which ran for only two series and a total of a dozen episodes, topped a list of the 100 greatest British TV programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute and only three years ago Fawlty Towers was declared to be the greatest ever British TV sitcom in a Radio Times poll.

This script, dated January 21, 1979, is titled 'Programme 1 - 2nd Series' and lists the authors John Cleese and Connie Booth alongside the production staff and crew.