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BBC launches apps for Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses

BBC Worldwide has launched iPhone apps for two of its best-loved sitcoms: Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses.

Both apps went live on the App Store this morning, aimed squarely at fans of the original shows. The first is iManuel, which turns everyone’s favourite hapless Spanish waiter into… well, into a virtual pet, basically.

Except he’s a virtual pet that aims to be useful: Manuel will ‘clean’ your dirty screen, tell you how much battery life you have left, and generally clown about – you can make him run by tilting your iPhone, and make him fall over by tapping him.

The app costs £1.19. Don’t, whatever you do, mention the granddaughter…

The second app is Only Fools and Horses Plonker Test, which promises to tell you whether you’re a plonker, a dipstick, or a potential millionaire.

That means five rounds of mini-games chosen from a list of 20, accompanied by soundbites from the original show. Three difficulty levels mean everyone should be able to avoid plonker status, eventually.

It also costs £1.19. Clearly the Beeb is scanning its archives for suitable shows to bring to iPhone. We’re hoping for a FarmVille-esque take on The Good Life next…


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