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Python Film Considered for Ban

August 10, 2008

Licensing bosses thought about banning the controversial Monty Python film the Life of Brian – but decided against the move.

Newly released information shows that the controversial comedy is the only film Lincoln councillors ever considered banning.

Councillors viewed the movie in 1979 before deciding whether it should be shown in the city because of concerns it was blasphemous.

But after watching it, they agreed the film – ranked by some people as the greatest comedy movie of all time – could be shown.

The disclosure came as debate raged nationally over whether the latest Batman film, the Dark Knight, should have got a 15 certificate, rather than 12A recommended by the British Board of Film Classification.

Some claim the degree of the violence imade it unsuitable for kids, but the film is currently on at the Lincoln Odeon.

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