Monty Python

Un-cancel Terry Gilliam!

3 November 2021 8:55 am

I am starting to wonder if the world of arts and culture is staffed, in large part if not exclusively,…

Hang in there for the gripping final half an hour: The Last Duel reviewed

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel is set in the 14th century and is a tale of rivalry and rape told…

40 years on, Life of Brian has made the world a darker place

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I went to the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican last weekend, a free speech festival organised by the Brexit…

A good man at the 1970s BBC

4 June 2016 9:00 am

When I saw this book, a biography of Huw Wheldon, who was managing director of BBC Television between 1968 and…

Woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown: Gina McKee as The Mother

The Mother is meaningless - I predict great things for it

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Florian Zeller has been reading Pinter. And Pinter started out in repertory thrillers where suspense was created by delaying revelations…

Was John Cleese ever funny?

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Like many of my generation I was enchanted by the surrealistic irreverence of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, until I overheard…

Don't flog a dead parrot - leave Monty Python in the past

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Monty Python was funny once. But a revival is a dreadful idea