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2008-10-04 18:00:16

By Greg O'Keeffe Live From Abbey Road (Sat, C4, 12.15am) FILMED at the legendary recording studio in London, Live From Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-renowned musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the show began in 2006. In tonight's edition, the legendary Brian Wilson swings by, performing classics from his extensive back catalogue, as well as new material from his 10th album, That Lucky Old Sun. And the programme swaps from one of popular music's most highly...

2008-10-02 15:00:26

"The Adventures of Ana L'Tech" -- a 6 minute video that mixes science and fun with not-so-subtle Monty Python references - has been viewed more than 10,000 times in at least 115 countries. The video, produced by Analtech, Inc. - the only U.S. manufacturer of Thin Layer Chromatography plates - and the Delaware Film Company, was launched on September 17, 2008 with a premier before more than 100 members of the Delaware BioScience Association. "The response has been overwhelming," said...

2008-10-01 00:11:23

News in brief COMEDY The actor Robin Williams is to return to the British stage in November after a 25-year absence. He will appear alongside John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson in a gala performance celebrating the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday. The comedy night at New Wimbledon Theatre, south-west London, will alsofeature fresh young acts from the stand-up circuit, its organisers say, with the full line-up to be announced in the run-up to the 2 November show. It will be attended by Prince...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

Using new research and photographs, along with contemporary film and newspapers, the Monty Python star-turned-travel writer and presenter embarked on a quest to unravel what happened to soldiers who fought to the last minute and beyond.His sombre film reveals how there were thousands of casualties in the hours after the Armistice was signed 90 years ago.Nine million soldiers lost their lives in the 1914-1918 conflict "the war to end all wars".The amateur historian uses the research to tell...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By Cole Moreton Hero or Villain? Brian of Nazareth What has Brian ever done for us? If that question produces a half- smile of recognition, then you're probably one of the people who believe 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' to be the funniest film of all time. It was given that title by Channel 4 viewers two years ago, and almost any middle-class male who inhabited a common room or student union in 1980, when the film came out, will probably launch into an unstoppable stream of quotations...

2008-09-25 00:00:21

It's hard to believe now, in an age of round-the-clock shock television and films that push the boundaries of what can and can't be shown on screen, but a film made by a British TV comedy outfit nearly 30 years ago still gets people hot under the collar. When it was first released in cinemas, Monty Python's Life of Brian caused one of the biggest furores in cinema history. Its critics said its off-kilter depiction of Biblical events was blasphemous. Its fans said they were missing the...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Kerry McKittrick Some Like It Hot, When Harry Met Sally and Groundhog Day are just some of the films on the list of the Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time as voted by the viewers of all time. Yes, they're all American, but from across the pond the list also features the likes of Bridget Jones' Diary, The Full Monty and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If they do this poll again in 50 years time, you can't help wondering if the likes of Scary Movie, There's Something About Mary,...

2008-08-14 00:00:00

By Eva Jonese.jones@bepp.co.uk Without him, enduring comedy classics such as Dad's Army and The Two Ronnies may never have made it on to our TV screens. And yesterday the showbiz world paid tribute to Sir Bill Cotton, the BBC's former head of light entertainment, who died in hospital at the age of 80 in Bournemouth. Sir Bill retired as managing director of television at the BBC in 1987. He was the BBC's inspiring head of light entertainment between 1970 and 1977, overseeing classic...

2008-08-13 12:00:39

Pop star and new daddy Clay Aiken is set to reprise his role of Sir Robin in the Broadway musical, "Spamalot," the show's representatives said Wednesday. Aiken will be back on stage at New York's Shubert Theatre Sept. 19 and is to stay with the show until Jan. 4, 2009. The recording artist and former "American Idol" runner-up made his Broadway debut earlier this year in the Tony Award-winning musical, based on the big-screen comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." "Since leaving...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

SIR Bill Cotton, the BBC's former Managing Director of Television, died yesterday. Sir Bill, who retired in 1987, died in hospital in Bournemouth at the age of 80. He spent seven years as the BBC's Head of Light Entertainment between 1970 and 1977, overseeing classic shows like The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise and Monty Python's Flying Circus. He also spent four years as BBC controller. Sir Bill was awarded the Academy Fellowship by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts...


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2008-11-21 16:21:55

The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...

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