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They're Very Naughty Boys: Ofcom Probes Monty Python Swearing

By Michael West | 18th August 2014

Communications watchdog Ofcom is investigating the Monty Python live show after bad language was broadcast before the watershed. Many of the complaints about the farewell show on 'Gold' concerned offensive language though some fans had...

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John Cleese To Star As Villain In Baywatch-but-not-baywatch Spin-off. What?

By Jack de Aguilar | 8th July 2014

We’ll admit to being a tad confused with this one. A new Baywatch spin-off movie has been announced; with Monty Python star John Cleese fulfilling the role of antagonist. David Hasselhoff chanells the spirit of...

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A Week In News: Sheeran's 'X' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-year-old Man' Breaks All The Rules

By Lauren James | 4th July 2014

Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage. As well as hundreds of thousands of punters, Somerset's Worthy...

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Mick Jagger Hazes Monty Python In Video For (Mostly) Live Reunion

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd July 2014

The last ever round of Monty Python reunion shows has been getting mixed reviews since its first night, July 1. While most fans likely filled the 20,000 seats of the O2 Arena because of nostalgia,...

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Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

By Lauren James | 1st July 2014

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense...

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Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th June 2014

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s action sequences than the witty one-liners and quintessentially British themes...

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'The Last Night Of Monty Python' Stage Show To Be Shown In Cinemas

By Sophie Miskiw | 25th April 2014

This latest announcement will see Monty Python fans simultaneously rejoice and mourn. The bizarre band of innovative comedians will regroup for the final time to perform at London’s O2 arena in July. The five remaining...

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Michael Palin: "A Lot Of Monty Python Was Crap, It Really Was"

By Michael West | 9th April 2014

Michael Palin, 70, has claimed that much of his pioneering comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus was "crap". The comedian, writer and broadcaster conceded there had been some "gleaming moments" such as the Dead Parrot...

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Monty Python Live Tickets Sell Out In Just 43 Seconds, More Shows Announced

By Lauren James | 25th November 2013

The eagerly-awaited Monty Python stage show has been extended from one to five days, scheduled for early July next year. The move to add more live dates to the list came as organisers announced that...

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A Week In News: Monty Python Reunion, Hunger Games Catching Fire, Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner

By Michael West | 22nd November 2013

Dead Parrot's alive! Like David Bowie's comeback in January, we were stunned this week when the surviving members of Monty Python announced they would be reuniting for a special-one off stage show at London's O2...

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Monty Python Tickets From £25. Showing The Stones How To Do It.

By Michael West | 22nd November 2013

News that the surviving members of Monty Python are to reunite for a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in July was met with universal delight in the comedy world this week, though there was...

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Monty Python Will Be Back With New Stage Show! Press Conference Scheduled For Today!

By Joe Wilde | 21st November 2013

Earlier this week, Terry Jones announced that he and the surviving Monty Python members will all return to the stage, marking the first time in decades since they were all reunited. Jones' initial statement was...

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Monty Python Reunion Sees Bookies Cutting Odds On New Feature Film

By Michael West | 20th November 2013

News of the Monty Python reunion ripped through the entertainment world on Tuesday (August 19, 2013), with the surviving members of the Flying Circus, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle,...

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Monty Python Set To Reunite For Stage Show

By Nick Hill | 20th November 2013

Britain's funniest comedy group are set to reunite for a stage production for the first time in over quarter of a century. The five surviving members, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71,...

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Monty Python Back Together For Stage Show - Just In Time For Christmas

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th November 2013

They say timing is everything when it comes to comedy, although that logic applies to more then a well-delivered joke, it would seem. The cast of Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric...

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John Cleese Furiously Lashes Out At British Press As He Mourns Ex-wife

By Lauren James | 14th August 2013

Less than a fortnight after the passing of his ex-wife of nine years, actor John Cleese has decided to vocalise his opinions about the UK press. Cleese was married to model Barbara Trentham until 1990...

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Check Out The First Sneak Peak At Pixar's 'Planes' [Trailer]

By Joe Wilde | 28th May 2013

Pixar Animators may have nailed it again, with the new trailer for the upcoming Planes looking as though the only way is (further) up for the Disney-owned studio. The new film comes straight from the...

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Lightning Mcqueen's Aeroplane Incarnation Dusty Crophopper To Hit Theatres In 'Planes' (Pictures And Trailer)

By Holly Williams | 2nd April 2013

Here is your first taster of the upcoming 'Cars' spin-off 'Planes'; an equally endearing animated movie about determination and achieving your dreams set to hit screens on August 16th 2013.DisneyToon Studios brings us this fantastic...

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Bbc Accused Of 'Airbrushing History' In Fawlty Towers

By Lorna Greville  | 23rd January 2013

One of the UK's most popular comedy moments, The Germans episode in Fawlty Towers, was censored to avoid racist language. Instead of the positive reaction the BBC probably expected, there has instead been mass criticism...

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Tributes For Michael Winner Roll In

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st January 2013

British film director, actor and food writer, Michael Winner, died aged 77 today after battling a long illness. Such was his influence, both at work and away from it, the tributes are both heartfelt and...

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Robbie Williams, David Beckham And John Cleese Among 150-Strong Shortlist To Feature On The New £10 Note

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2012

Robbie Williams, David Beckham, Princess Diana, and a few people actually deserving of the honour, have all been included in a 150-strong shortlist of potential replacements for Charles Darwin on the back of the £10...

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Monty Python Stars Sued For As Much As £1m In Royalties From The Musical Spamalot.

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th November 2012

An enigmatic, mysterious man dubbed the 'seventh Python' is suing the stars of Monty Python for the cash they made while performing in the musical, Spamalot, a spin off from Monty Python And The Holy...

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Spamalot Won’T Pay A Lot? Surviving Monty Pythons Sued By Holy Grail Producer

By Hayley Avron | 30th November 2012

The producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Mark Forstater - is suing the remaining members of Monty Python over royalty rights to the stage show Spamalot. Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael...

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