Articles Tagged 'Graham Chapman'

Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Aimi McDonald, Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman in ‘At Last the 1948 Show’ (Photo: Larry Ellis/Getty Images)

B.F.I. Unearths Lost Episodes of Pre-‘Python’ Comedy

It’s always a cause for celebration when episodes of a long-lost TV series suddenly come to light. It was when those missing 1960s Doctor Who adventures were discovered a couple of years ago and it is now, as the British Film Institute announces that it has found two missing episodes of At Last the 1948 […]

Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Pics: Jon Kopaloff and Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

Pantomime Dames

The Brits and Cross-Dressing: A History

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 describe as “dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references (and) mild bad language.” Which […]

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

‘Monty Python’s Final Circus Gets Global Cinema Release

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 possibly get to see their final hurrah…we’ve good news. On July 20, Picturehouse Entertainment—the people who put the […]

Five British Things from New York Comic Con

Now that it’s all over but the blogging, here’s a quick look at five items with British angles from this weekend’s Comic Con in New York City. Graham Chapman’s The Liar’s Autobiography I decided to resist coming to any judgment about The Liar’s Autobiography based on the weekend panel. The 3D movie is apparently one […]

New Animated Graham Chapman Biopic Announced, And Yes, It’s Silly

The history of the Monty Python team is currently undergoing a very thorough excavation for dramatic purposes, as there are not one but two dramatic re-enactments of their working lives in production. BBC Four have commissioned the Life of Brian comedy drama Holy Flying Circus, and now Graham Chapman’s memoirs are to be made into […]

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