ARM­CHAIR TRAV­ELLER

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Fawl­tyTow­ers: No mat­ter the show’s clas­sic vin­tage and how much Torquay has changed, Basil Fawlty re­mains the ho­tel keeper from Bri­tish tourism hell. Sun­day, 7.30pm, UKTV.

Air­port: Heathrow can be a night­mare any old time but your trav­eller’s arm­chair is a bet­ter bet on Fri­day the 13th. Fri­day, 7.30pm, Life­Style. Tourists can still find hun­dreds of things to do and won­der­ful places to stay and eat . . . please spread the news.’’ www.beech­worth.com/finches.

loves: The new Pretty Beach House over­look­ing the Wagstaffe penin­sula on the NSW cen­tral coast: three guest pavil­ions with pri­vate pools and food by Ste­fano Man­fredi; it’s a sis­ter prop­erty to nearby Bells at Kill­care. www.pret­ty­beach­house.com.

loathes: Over­priced in­ter­net con­nec­tions; full marks to Shangri-la for be­ing the first ac­com­mo­da­tion chain to pro­vide free WiFi and wired in­ter­net to guests. www.shangri-la.com.

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