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Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has been faced with a puzzle this week. It seems that the movie of his most famous creation has been rated PG (for parental guidance) by the British Board of Film Categorization, for what they ...
If you catch a British person of a certain age and mention The Clangers, chances are the eyes will glaze over slightly, a smile with play across their face and almost without realizing it, they’ll start making friendly bird ...
By Seb Patrick | Posted on August 18th, 2014
Well, here’s a new one. It’s not uncommon for television shows in the U.K.
While fans of the Monty Python team are excitedly looking forward to their reunion shows in London this July, it seems some of the performers are slightly less thrilled about the prospect than you may imagine. In fact, Terry Gilliam, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 25th, 2014
If you’ve been following the news about the reunited cast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and their forthcoming ten London concerts, while looking gloomily at the fluff in your pockets and wondering how on earth you could ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 21st, 2013
So, having reported a couple of days ago that the five members of the Monty Python team that have very much not kicked the bucket and gone on to meet their maker (et cetera) are getting back together, it seems their reunion is more of a ...
Amid the spiralling attentiornado around a certain other British TV show of the past (and future), we bring news of a classic comedy comeback, of sorts.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 12th, 2013
This is a delight on two levels.
One: It’s a reswizzled trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail made by Stéphane Bouley, and using all of the most common tricks trailermakers use to try and add booming gravitas to every tiny moment in a film. So it has the ...
File this away for later, but it’s just been announced that Monty Python’s Michael Palin is set to star in a BBC drama about a relatively unknown aspect of the First World War – a satirical newsletter, created in the ...
By Tom Brook | Posted on September 14th, 2012
For Monty Python fans one of the big attractions of the Toronto Film Festival has been a new film devoted to the late Graham Chapman – one of the stars of the legendary BBC TV comedy series of forty years ago.