Oct 23, 2009

The world's least hospitable hotelier returns

Fawlty Towers -- the 1970s BBC show that still runs on 24 pubTV stations nationwide -- is now available in a DVD box set, reports Scripps Howard News Service. The three-disc "Fawlty Towers Remastered" includes all 12 episodes plus commentaries by star and Monty Python alum John Cleese. Of course this is not to be confused with Fawlty Towers Revisited, offered as a pledge special to SIP (Station Independence Program) stations back in December 2005.

Sesame Street aiming for Gaza

Sesame Street wants to introduce Big Bird and his friends to the Gaza Strip, according to Agence France Presse. The area is ruled by Hamas, one of two Palestinian factions. "We know that it's an extremely volatile area, but we also feel that it's really important that we take these step forward to promote self esteem for Palestinians," said Gary Knell, president of the Sesame Workshop. A Palestinian version of the series titled Sharaa Simsim is already shown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.