03/06/2014 10:16 am ET Updated Mar 06, 2014

Fawlty Towers Star Has 'Mild Alzheimer's'


Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales is suffering from "mild Alzheimer's", her husband Timothy West has revealed.

The actor, 79, talks about Scales' condition in a new documentary called Grand Canal Journeys.

The 81-year-old actress is best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the comedy with John Cleese but has had a successful career since.

West tells the programme, which is broadcast on More4 later this month, that Scales suffers from "a sort of mild Alzheimer's", the Radio Times said.

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