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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.
21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.
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.