Articles Tagged 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'

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10 British Brands You’ll Have Discovered in UK Pop Culture

Language is just one of the hurdles it’s necessary to get over in order to foster better understanding and communication between the U.S. and the U.K. And as it looks like we’re going to be debating spellings for a while to come, it’s probably a good time to also try and clear up any confusion […]

WATCH: Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python

This clip requires no context, no back-story and no explanation. It is simply Professor Stephen Hawking—by some distance the most famous scientist in the world—singing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” as only he can, interspersed with footage taken from Monty Python’s illustrious back catalogue, with particular emphasis given to their recent live reunion shows. Oh and […]

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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 […]

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Michael Palin Lends His Voice to ‘The Clangers’

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 noises, as if a swanee whistle was attempting to start a conversation with a small child. […]

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‘Monty Python’ Live Show Under Investigation for… Lack of Swearing?

Well, here’s a new one. It’s not uncommon for television shows in the U.K. to come under investigation from the country’s media regulator, Ofcom, when viewers complain about unsuitable material. Perhaps the most common complaint is the use of foul, or even just mildly naughty, language prior to the 9pm “watershed”. So it comes as […]

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Terry Gilliam: “Monty Python Have Sold Out”

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, the one with the least to do and the most to be getting on with […]

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‘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 […]

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The Moaning Of Live: Monty Python’s Return In Full

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 Led Zeppelin affair than the full Blur. There will […]

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And Now For Something Incompletely Different…

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. The five surviving stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus are announcing a reunion something this week. They have not said what form this will take—a movie, a stage show, […]

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