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Great Sitcoms

Why is ‘Fawlty Towers’ so good? In April 2019 Fawlty Towers was voted (ahead of Father Ted and Alan Partridge) as Britain’s Best Ever Sitcom. See the final list below. Launched in 1975 and with only 12 episodes in 2 Seasons this classic BBC sitcom is having a surging lease …

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John Cleese Questions The Way The Irish Spell Our Names

John Cleese sits down with Sile Seoige and discusses pet hates and creativity.  John Cleese is currently doing the rounds with his tour Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Last week the comedian closed the Pendulum summit, discussing creativity with the talk “Innovation, Creativity and the Right Attitude to Making …

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Never Before Seen Monty Python Sketches Found

It has been 35 years ago since Monty Python produced their first film. The British comedy sketch group is made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones. These unseen sketches have been discovered in Michael Palin’s archives. Boxes of material was found and left at the British library last year. This material …

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John Cleese Wins Comedy Audio Prize

John Cleese’s has won an International Radio Program Award. He won the award for the audio book of his memoirs So Anyway. It was released in 2014 but the audio book only came out in November 2016. Radio 4 has just finished airing a comedy show based on the recordings, John Cleese …

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Soccer Mad? Monty Python Style

With all the various leagues and cups around the world hotting up who else can bring utter nonsense to the soccer pitch but those comedy kings Monty Python.  Here the Germans take on the Greeks in a totally bizarre cup final. Starring in the sketch are Archimedes (John Cleese), Socrates (Eric Idle), …

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Monty Python’s Good Friday Sing-Song

We know you’re all preparing for a day of deep prayer and flogging yourselves in penance on this Good Friday. NB If you are … look away now …. Maybe tear yourself away from the Stations of the Cross for a few minutes and have a look at Monty Python’s classic …

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John Cleese Back on BBC 1

John Cleese has been signed by BBC One to star in a new six-part comedy series Edith. Starring alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins, Edith centers on a widow whose dreams of moving away with an old boyfriend are put on hold when her adult son returns home. The BBC Studios production …

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Classic Comedy: A Fish Called Wanda

This film is one of the best demonstrations of classic British comedy.  It’s hard to beat last weeks movie pick which was The Princess Bride, so we won’t try. But if you are looking for a classic comedy A Fish Called Wanda is up there on the list. Produced in …

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