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Fortieth-anniversary rerelease: Graham Chapman in Monty Python’s Life of Brian

MICHAEL PALIN Actor, writer We were on a publicity tour in Amsterdam for Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Eric Idle came up with the title Jesus (...)

Fawlty Towers: topped the Radio Times poll of British sitcoms. Photograph: PA

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, by the Radio Times. The BBC comedy series set in a chaotic Torquay seaside h(...)

John Cleese on the main stage at the Pendulum Summit at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Yes, John Cleese is as tall as we think, and he still has that gait as he strides on stage to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. He obliges with (...)

The test tunnel is a 1.1-mile underground track that runs near the headquarters of Musk’s SpaceX company in  Los Angeles. Photograph: Getty

Elon Musk enthused that this was no ordinary tunnel opening, but something epic and “incredibly profound”. Sceptics wondered whether it was just a hyp(...)

Camilla Cleese: “I don’t look like my dad,” she says. “Thank f***ing God.” Photograph: Melissa Lyttle/Washington Post

With just a hint of a smile, Camilla Cleese admits that the name of her Edinburgh fringe show is “the ultimate, shameless nepotism”. It’s called Produ(...)

A scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Unseen sketches from Monty Python have been discovered in the archives of Michael Palin. The comedy group - containing Palin, Graham Chapman, John C(...)

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring against Derby County in the Championship playoff semi-final second leg at Craven Cottage, London, on May14th. Photograph: Reuters/Tony O’Brien

The most valuable single game in world football is this weekend’s Championship playoff final in which Fulham battle Aston Villa for promotion to the P(...)

Scotland’s Sean Maitland is tackled by England’s George Ford.  The Scots  like to play a high-tempo game, quick throws and tap penalties and on turnover ball, look to exploit any space out wide.Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

To paraphrase John Cleese’s character in the film Clockwise, “it’s not the despair. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand”. It seems a (...)

“Monty Python’s Life of Brian”. Seriously, who can look at Dáil politics without thinking of the People’s Front of Judea and the Judean People’s Front?

Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill, merriment and watching movies while draped across the couch, simmering in the fruits of your seasonal excess. D(...)

People arriving in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for the Sleep in the Park sleepout event raising funds to combat homelessness. Photograph: Stewart Attwood/PA Wire

Thousands of people including Sir Bob Geldof will sleep out in freezing conditions in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh tonight to raise money to tackle ho(...)

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