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In American Football, there is a common phrase that can be heard reverberating around locker rooms throughout this sacred season. I first heard these (...)

John Cleese: the Monty Python founder made headlines last year when he mocked Irish names. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty

John Cleese is to explore cancel culture in a new series for Channel 4. The comedian and writer – best known for the comedy classics Fawlty Towers and(...)

Joanna Scanlan: Heeded the advice of a doctor who said,  “If you don’t go back to acting you’ll be ill for the rest of your life.’”

Actor talks about Footlights, teaching, sage advice from a doctor and her new film After Love It took a while, but Joanna Scanlan is now an immo(...)

Richard Osman: ‘I am obsessed with class. Class is everything and we don’t talk about it nearly enough’

Richard Osman has been on our telly for only a little over a decade. Originally a producer, he decided to sit in on a demonstration when pitching a qu(...)

 Love, ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, winning the Oaks at Epsom. Photograph:  Dan Abraham/PA

This year’s Epsom Oaks was a moral for our times. It was the triumph of Love, as expected, with a filly of that name justifying pre-race favouritism ((...)

Inane: John Cleese’s remarks have started to take the gloss off his comedy standing. Photograph: James D Morgan/Getty

Near the top of the list of people who should never have been let near Twitter stands John Cleese. Before social media he was regarded, in I(...)

Fawlty Towers: the famous ‘Don’t mention the war’ episode has been removed from UKTV because it contains ‘racial slurs’

The famous ‘don’t mention the war’ episode of classic 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers has been removed from a streaming service because it contains “racial(...)

The deliberations of the People’s Front of Judea in Life of Brian. An irritated Reg has to concede that the Romans  in fact gave the Judeans aqueducts, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths and law and order

As the European Union waves goodbye to Britain when it exits the bloc on Friday night, let us reflect on what the concept of Britishness means on this(...)

1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

Terry Jones: the Monty Python comedian suffered from primary progressive aphasia, which affects the ability to communicate. Photograph: Myung Jung Kim/PA

The Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. The actor and comedian, who had dementia, directed some of the comedy troupe’s most-loved(...)

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