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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
Basil Fawlty's Car Rage
This is where an enraged Basil Fawlty thrashes his car.
Location: Mentmore Close, Kenton, Harrow
Description: One of the most famous scenes in Fawlty Towers is when in episode 'Gourmet Night' a frustrated Basil Fawlty thrashes his car with a tree branch after it fails to start.
It was filmed here on this surburban corner near Harrow.