Tuesday, February 28


What do Manuel the Spanish Waiter and G.K. Chesterton have in common?

British actor Andrew Sachs, apparently. After his stint on Fawlty Towers playing the notoriously incompetent and much-put upon Manuel, he ended up doing the voice of Fr. Brown in a BBC Radio drama series based on GKC's stories about the priest-detective. Who'd've thought it? The flexibility of British actors never fails to amaze me--though Sach's later stint as Dr. Watson on another radio series is less surprising. Manuel's special knowledge might have helped out in the case of the Giant Rat of Sumatra, after all...

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