IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
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.