Basil Fawlty is back! : TV Times 7 Links of the Week (1 – 8 Jan)

Here’s TV Times favourite things from the web this week (1 – 8 January 2016) starring, in no particular order, The Stig and Dermot O’Leary together at last,  Basil Fawlty, Stephen Fry, the biggest stars of British comedy and Britian’s best-loved TV magazine…

1 BBC TREATS FOR 2016 REVEALED!

An exciting, artistic and “cushty” ad for what’s coming up on BBC1…

2 VIDEO TRIBUTE TO BRITAIN’S BEST-LOVED TV MAGAZINE

Our devoted fans at Put The Telly On have put together this compilation of classic adverts for TV Times from the 1980s – and we love it! Obviously.

3 ULTIMATE BRITISH SITCOM QUIZ

According to Alan Partridge, what do farmers feed swans? Answer this and other crucial questions in The Ultimate British Sitcom Quiz from our friends at lovedeathprizes.com.  Just click the Porridge picture to give it a go and let us know how you got on in our comments section below (we scored a respectable 83%).

4 BASIL FAWLTY IS BACK!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9tSN0178Us

 John Cleese revisits his most famous creation to dish out another “damn good thrashing”. Pity it’s only an advert – would a Fawlty Towers revival be such a bad idea…?

 

5
STEPHEN FRY’S GUIDE TO BRITISH ETIQUETTE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cFXSDN_5k

Essential tips for those arriving at Heathrow airport and useful reminders for the rest of us from the quintessential englishman…

6 WAR & PEACE BREAKS OUT ON TWITTER



 The reaction to BBC1’s latest epic adaptation was generally favourable although, as whatsontv.co.uk saw, those viewers on Twitter were at times critical, confused and clothes obsessed. Click the photo above and let battle commence!

 

7 THE SECRET CODES THAT GIVE YOU ACCESS TO EVERYTHING ON NETFLIX




Ever thought you’re not seeing Netflix everything has to offer? Click the logo, The Independent has something to tell you…

 

 And finally… for TV Times’ Three You Must See next week… just click the picture below…



 

LEONIE ROWLAND