‘Reign’: they should really call the show ‘Dawson’s Keep’

Aidan Power arrives into town, much like Papa Lazarou from The League of Gentleman or Pennywise the clown from It, and makes families compete against (...)

 Julian Assange speaking to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ahead of the first anniversary earlier this year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who has been holed up in an embassy in London for more than a year, is to deliver the traditional faith spot (...)

The surviving members of the original cast of Monty Python, from left, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London last week. Photograph:  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The remaining members of Monty Python have announced four more shows after their reunion at London’s O2 sold out in less than a minute.The veteran com(...)

Flying Circus: Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin in the 1970s. Photograph: BBC

And now for something completely predictable: Monty Python said this week that they are re-forming for a show at the O2 in London, with a tour likely (...)

File photograph of Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin from Monty Python. Photograph: PA Wire

Comedy veterans Monty Python are set to reunite for a stage show.Surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Pali(...)

Alan Whicker pictured on a visit to Dublin in 1988. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

In a 1969 television documentary about Haiti, Alan Whicker, who has died aged 87, asked the notorious dictator “Papa Doc” Duvalier, in kindly, innocen(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)