Inspired by a sketch in the 1970s comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, where actor John Cleese played a civil servant walking in unusual ways to the “Ministry of Silly Walks,” Benedek Petrok, a 27-year-old education assistant who organized the march, said the event provided an opportunity for people to forget about their daily problems.
In the ’60s, it was standard practice for the BBC to record over or discard tapes of programs. Among the casualties were three “lost” episodes of ‘Dad’s Army.’ The three episodes will be remade as part of “Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes” with Timothy West joining the cast.
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s epic story of love and intrigue continues to add to an already stellar cast which includes Martin Clunes (Doc […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This may be an old story, but that’s the beauty of the Internets, great old stories live on forever. In November 2005, as reported in Atlas Obscura, John Cleese, best known as a co-founder of sketch comedy group Monty Python, went on tour in New Zealand. Overall, his time in the country was mostly positive, […]