I’d like to make a little tribute to Andrew Sachs, the actor who played Manuel in the BBC sitcom series, ‘Fawlty Towers’. I’m saddened to hear the news that Andrew Sach passed away. 😦 I enjoyed seeing him as Manuel and I cherish very fond memories of watching him as he made me laugh a lot!
‘Fawlty Towers’ is one of my favourite BBC TV comedy shows made from the 1970s. I first watched the series when I was growing up in the 1990s. I loved seeing Andrew Sach as Manuel, the Spanish waiter who always tried to get it right despite the communication problems he had with Basil Fawlty.
Andrew Sach died at the age of 86 after he’d been battling dementia. Here is a news article on BBC News covering the announcement – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38178353.
I’m pleased with the tributes made about Andrew Sachs, especially from John Cleese who worked with him on ‘Fawlty Towers’. John Cleese described Andrew Sachs as ‘a very sweet gentle and kind man’. There have also been tributes made by Samuel West, Prunella Scales’ son and Mark Gattis.
Andrew was an also accomplished voice and radio actor. He starred in some Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’, including the 2003 audio of ‘Shada’ with Paul McGann and Lalla Ward as the villainous Skagra and also in ‘The Boy That Time Forgot’ with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton as an older Adric.
I’ll always hold Andrew Sachs fondly in my memories as Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’. I love some of his best catchphrase such as ‘Que?’, ‘Crazy! She go crazy!’ and ‘I know nothing!’. I hope to remember Andrew by re-watching those ‘Fawlty Towers’ episodes again including his favourite, ‘Basil the Rat’!
My prayers and thoughts go to Andrew’s family; friends and all who knew him.
Thanks for reading.
Bye for now.