Michael Palin

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Roger Mills obituary
Documentary-maker who accompanied Michael Palin on his television travels and helped establish the template for celebrity adventures

Anthony Hayward

18, May, 2023 @7:33 PM

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‘The bedrock of my life’: Michael Palin announces the death of his wife Helen
Monty Python star said his ‘dearest wife’ died ‘peacefully’ a month after the pair celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary

Nadeem Badshah

02, May, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Iradj Bagherzade obituary
The publisher behind IB Tauris, adding a Middle Eastern perspective to western conceptions of the arts, culture and politics

Liz Thomson

17, Feb, 2023 @5:25 PM

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TV tonight: Jeremy Paxman on Parkinson’s, dissecting brains and quitting University Challenge
A frank and funny documentary sees the TV host explore his diagnosis. Plus: Mexican goodies on Bake Off and Michael Palin in Iraq. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Alexi Duggins and Simon Wardell

04, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘The godfather of alternative comedy’: Eddie Izzard, Paul Merton and more on Spike Milligan
He was the shellshocked genius who channelled his anarchic brilliance into The Goon Show. Ian Hislop and Nick Newman explain why they’ve written a play about Spike Milligan – while comedians remember a legend

Brian Logan

27, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tantrum of the opera: how Michael Palin’s angry dad inspired new show
The Monty Python star has reinvented his play The Weekend as musical theatre

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Morecambe and Wise found Monty Python ‘boring’ and ‘irritating’
Comedy duo’s damning verdict revealed in newly discovered footage from Norfolk student TV station

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

27, Aug, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Michael Palin’s Himalaya: Journey of a Lifetime review – a fitting swansong
The highlights of a 16-year-old six-part series condensed into one 90-minute jaunt made for a restorative dose of Palin – except for the unnerving intimations of mortality

Lucy Mangan

20, Dec, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Michael Palin: Travels of a Lifetime review – memories of pre-pandemic journeys past
Palin’s reminiscences were a sweet affair, but what a shame he was unable to revisit the people and places he came across more than 30 years ago

Stuart Jeffries

04, Oct, 2020 @8:00 PM

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TV tonight: Michael Palin's 30 years of travelogue adventures
The broadcaster looks back on his globe-trotting career, starting with a trip around the world in 80 days. Plus: Oli and his 25 siblings. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah J Davies, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

04, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Around the world in seven journeys: Michael Palin on his favourite trips
As the BBC shows a retrospective of the Monty Python star’s long-running ambitious travel shows, he gives us the rundown on his adventures

Scott Bryan

02, Oct, 2020 @10:02 AM

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'Gloriously daft': Steve Martin at 75 by Sarah Silverman, Lucy Porter, David Baddiel and more
He’s a master of slapstick, a surrealist clown, the don of comic film roles from Roxanne to The Jerk. As he turns 75, comics including Reginald D Hunter and Rose Matafeo pay tribute to the hilarious majesty of Steve Martin

Paul Fleckney

11, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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