Monty Python

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‘I didn’t cry until I knew I was going to live’: Monty Python’s Eric Idle on surviving pancreatic cancer
Three years after being diagnosed, the 79-year-old has been given the all-clear. He reflects on losing his friends George Harrison and Robin Williams – and how he still manages to always look on the bright side of life

Simon Hattenstone

03, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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JFK derails Doctor Who, plus the drama that was too terrifying to show: 100 years of the BBC, part five
The Pythons fly, Doctor Who stumbles, Match of the Day shows a game of one half, The War Game is pulled – and was Dad’s Army a metaphor for military impotence during the cold war?

Mark Lawson

30, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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It’s not that people are more sensitive these days. Some things just aren’t funny any more | Martha Gill
Python star Terry Gilliam says today’s students can’t handle the truth. That’s an ex-debate

Martha Gill

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The prime minister merely echoes the empty threats of King Lear | Brief letters
Brief letters: ‘Terrors of the earth’ | Oxford Union debating skills | Half Man Half Biscuit | Expecting the Spanish Inquisition


27, Apr, 2022 @4:50 PM

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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 Smiley’s teenage obsessions: ‘I heard the Beat and came back to Belfast a rude boy’
The comedian and actor on dancing with his mother to Ray Charles, the power of Seamus Heaney’s poetry and how Richard Pryor showed him his future

As told to Tom Seymour

19, Aug, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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John Cleese: Why There Is No Hope review – we're all idiots, says Mr Gloomy
In a global livestream, the former Python delivers alimony gags, a bit of PC-baiting – and an amusingly grumpy lecture on how nobody knows anything

Brian Logan

03, Aug, 2020 @11:11 AM

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My favourite film aged 12: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python’s chivalric sketch show served up epic amounts of daftness – and any adult reservations about it prove mere flesh wounds

Alfie Packham

23, Jun, 2020 @1:23 PM

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Terry Jones remembered at the Oscars ceremony
The Academy paid tribute to the actor, director and former Monty Python member in its In Memoriam montage

Guardian Film

10, Feb, 2020 @3:57 AM

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Kirk Douglas – not the last of the greats | Brief letters
Brief letters: Mushrooms | Kirk Douglas | Marmalade | Terry Jones | Donald Trump


09, Feb, 2020 @6:51 PM

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