Monty Python

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The old country: performers during a scene showing a pre-industrial rural England as part of  the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

In his very funny and very sad novel about the years leading up to Brexit, entitled Middle England, Jonathan Coe captures a moment that now seems stra(...)

A pro-Brexit yellow vest protester demonstrating outside Downing Street in London. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Theresa May will be back. With her withdrawal agreement. Again. Her “back me and sack me” pledge was widely described as f(...)

 Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge: Dozens of presenters on commercial local radio stations  are to lose their jobs, with hundreds more at risk. Photograph: Andy Seymour/BBC/PA

Like most British television comedy, This Time with Alan Partridge is anything but funny, it is a weary half-hour of obvious, laboured and inevit(...)

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 (...)

“Johnny Murtagh astounded me by admitting that he had never broken anything while racing.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that, at the Horse Racing Ireland awards on Tuesday night, you could not have swung a cat without hitting some(...)

Up Yours Delors: the pantomime image is a distinctive genre of English fiction. One of the tragedies of Brexit is that it will become redundant

In February 2016, just as the Brexit referendum debate was getting going, the Evening Standard columnist Anthony Hilton wrote that, “I once asked Rupe(...)

Damon Albarn: “I’ve always been very strong on finishing work at five and cooking dinner.” Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

With the honourable exceptions of The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, supergroups tend to b(...)

Pessimists across the water are now bracing themselves for a post-Brexit return to ration books, after Thursday’s leak of news that the British govern(...)

Michael Palin will talk about his new book Erebus: The Story of a Ship. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Writer and broadcaster Michael Palin will be among the participants in the Dublin Festival of History this autumn. The former Monty Python star has (...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus in action during the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8s game against Kerry in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC Super 8s – Group 1, phase 3 Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Galway, 6.0 (Live on Sky Sports Action) Dark comparisons b(...)

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