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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
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.