Nobody Knows Anything


From 1974, BBC comedy script editor Ian Main’s memo to the head of television comedy concerning the pilot script for Fawlty Towers by John Cleese and Connie Booth. It reads:

I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title. It’s kind of “Prince of Denmark” of the hotel world. A collection of cliches and stock characters which I can’t see being anything but a disaster.

“It just shows you people have no idea what they are doing.” — John Cleese