Michael Palin adds North Korea stamp to a fully-booked passport for new travel series

Michael Palin has gone Around the World in 80 Days, visited the North and South Poles in Pole to Pole, circumnavigated the lands around the Pacific Ocean in Full Circle with Michael Palin, anti-clockwise of course, retraced the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway in Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure, trekked around and through the world’s largest desert in Sahara with Michael Palin, traveled through the Himalaya […]

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Theresa May and the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the right Brexit deal

Capping off a banner roller coaster year in British politics in 2017, ABC Australia borrowed a bit from, arguably, the best comedy film of all-time, incorporating many of the Prime Minister’s most stirring soundbites from last June’s general election in which she deemed Britain was in dire need of certainty, stability and strong leadership following the […]

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Monty Python looks back at Germany’s last devastating football defeat

Moments after South Korea defeated Germany, 2-0, sending the defending World Cup champions packing, thoughts of the brilliant Philosopher Football sketch danced in my head. Why, you may ask? Well, Wednesday’s World Cup abrupt 2018 departure was an immediate reminder of another devastating loss for Germany some years back. Leave it to the genius minds of […]

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Monty Python’s Eric Idle giving ‘Spamalot’ the big screen treatment

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest movie of all-time, has surfaced, once again, in the form of a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spamalot. In true Python fashion, however, the forthcoming Spamalot ‘movie’ is more than just an adaption, but rather it’s the movie musical based on the Broadway musical, based on […]

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Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing on line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this little unknown […]

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First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen stars as comedian Dave Allen in BBC2’s upcoming biopic Dave Allen at Peace. The snappily-dressed Irish comic who died in 2005 was best-known for his 1970s comedy series, Dave Allen at Large, which featured a combination of sketches and Allen’s signature ‘solo joke telling while sitting on a stool with […]

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Game of Thrones’ ultimate tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

More often than not, those involved in television or film production grew up fans of television and film. There are endless examples in which producers, directors and writers embed tributes to their favorite big or small screen classic. Some of these tributes are abundantly clear and some are so minor or so obscure that chances […]

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Happy 63rd, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson, English actor, comedian, and screenwriter turned 63 on Saturday. While best known to audiences for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean, I first stumbled upon Atkinson’s brilliant talent in the BBC2 sketch comedy series, Not the Nine O’Clock News. Airing from 1979-1982, the series featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture […]

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Eric Idle discusses the ‘Entire Universe’, Monty Python, PBS and more….

So, who’s up for a bit o’ science, Monty Python-style this Christmas? If you are, then Eric Idle’s Entire Universe will be the perfect PBS Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Professor Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces in what appears to be, on the surface, a scientific […]

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