PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Manuel's dignity in the face of two tawdry bully boys

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They enjoyed a life of love and laughter for 57 years. He, who brought us unconfined joy with his hilarious portrayal of bumbling Manuel in Fawlty Towers. She, who cared for him tirelessly in his final years as he battled dementia.

After Andrew Sachs died last week aged 86, his wife Melody said with quiet dignity: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me because I had the best life with him. I had the best husband and we really loved each other.’

Their love was, indeed, so strong it managed to see them through the terrible ordeal in 2008 when two preening, self-satisfied ‘celebrity’ half-wits cruelly thrust them into the headlines.

After Andrew Sachs died last week aged 86, his wife Melody said with quiet dignity: ‘Don’t feel sorry for me because I had the best life with him’

Andrew Sachs (pictured left) brought us unconfined joy with his…

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