Monty Python

Monty Python

Interview: Todd Carty, actor, Spamalot, Grange Hill, EastEnders, The Bill

TUCKER JENKINS. Mark Fowler. PC Gabriel Kent . . . actor Todd Carty can tell roughly how old people are by the reaction he receives.

Interview: Eric Idle, actor, writer, Monty Python, Spamalot

ERIC IDLE is not a morning person. That's the admission the Monty Python legend has just made to the press officer of Manchester's Opera House.

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Python Terry Jones tells of beating cancer

MONTY Python star Terry Jones has said he survived colon cancer with "slightly frozen feet" caused by chemotherapy as the only lasting effect of the disease.

Python's progress

BACK IN 1988 the BBC was looking for a famous face to front Around The World in 80 Days. But the thought of a showbiz-shirted Noel Edmonds back-combing his mullet on top of a remote mountain somewhere hardly bears thinking about.

Python fans get Doune to silliness

IT WAS a day of extreme silliness at Doune Castle near Stirling yesterday, where enthusiasts of the television show Monty Python's Flying Circus gathered to watch performances of their favourite sketches at the annual Monty Python Day.

Python's Life of Brian to hit the stage

MONTY Python star Eric Idle is set to follow his hit musical Spamalot with a show based on the troupe's cult film Life Of Brian.

Python star Jones has cancer

MONTY Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is expected to have surgery for the condition within days.

UK debut for Python show

THE Monty Python musical Spamalot will open in the West End tonight.

Sybil is ready to check in at Fawlty Towers

THE hotel that inspired the classic comedy series Fawlty Towers was preparing to welcome one of its stars to the million-pound relaunch today.

Monty Python musical opens in London

MONTY Python star Eric Idle has launched his hit musical Spamalot in the West End.

Life of Brian voted best comedy film

MONTY Python's Life of Brian has been voted the greatest comedy film of all time.

Honour for actor as lemur named after Python

MONTY Python star John Cleese has been honoured by a Swiss university - by having a species of lemur named after him.

TV's Palin backs Waverley line

THE Monty Python legend Michael Palin has given his backing to plans to reopen the rail link to the Scottish Borders, it emerged yesterday.

Monty Python's Holy Grail comes home

THE SEARCH for the mythical Holy Grail has taken people all over the globe – from Jerusalem and Egypt to Ethiopia, France and our own Rosslyn Chapel. The Grail has been treated reverentially, scholarly and, much to the delight of a huge number of people, comically, courtesy of the 1973 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Cleese on the silly walk of fame

MONTY PYTHON star John Cleese and the Rolling Stones will be among the first stars to be immortalised on Britain's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Python star set for double comeback with films at top festivals

TERRY Gilliam, the director and former Monty Python star, is set to make a comeback, with two films opening back-to-back, ending the longest dry spell of his 31-year career.

Python's Palin refuses to go the full Monty

APREDICTION is confidently made that there will be hearts aflutter among women of a certain age on Tuesday when Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershøi is broadcast at 10.35pm on BBC One Scotland, and on the main network two days later at the same time.

Broadway buzz

THE Monty Python show Spamalot has received 14 prestigious Tony Award nominations, including for best musical.

Spamalot scores four awards

MONTY Python’s Spamalot has won four Outer Critics Circle Awards in the United States, including best Broadway musical.

The full Monty

SPAMALOT, the musical adaptation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has opened on Broadway to rave reviews and £19 million in advance ticket sales.

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