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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
Basil Fawlty's Hospital Visit
This hospital starred in an episode of 'Fawlty Towers'
Location: Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ
Description: 'Northwick Park Hospital' (NPH) is located in the London Borough of Brent and is part of The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.
The hospital was featured in the film 'The Omen', and more importantly starred in an episode of Fawlty Towers, the legendary 'The Germans' episode.
In this episode Sybil has to have an ingrowing toenail removed and then Basil gets into a spot of bother and is admitted with concussion after a misunderstanding with a moose!
'Fawlty Towers' is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. Twelve television programme episodes were produced (two series each of six episodes). The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom played major characters. The first series in 1975 was produced and directed by John Howard Davies; the second in 1979 was produced by Douglas Argent and directed by Bob Spiers.
The Omen is a 1976 American suspense horror film directed by Richard Donner.