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Michael Palin "Special" Christmas day Radio 4 UK - Front Row 17.15 with Mark Lawson by Where are you now? on 22 December 2006 11:52pm
 
Front Row
Monday 17.15 Radio 4
Michael Palin joins Mark Lawson to reflect on his years as a Python.


Christmas Day
Mark Lawson presenting

Michael Palin Special
In a special edition of Front Row, Mark Lawson talks to Michael Palin. In the late 1960s Palin began to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter - including The Two Ronnies and David Frost - before co-creating one of the great comedy institutions, Monty Python. The creative partnership also included John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam. The BBC first showed Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969, and the four television series lasted only until 1974, but this then spawned various stage shows, books, records, two films - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Life of Brian - and most recently, Eric Idle's Broadway and West End hit, Spamalot.

Michael Palin reflects on the years before, during and after Monty Python in his new book Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years. In this special Front Row interview he talks to Mark Lawson about the powerful personalities involved in Python, the creative tensions, and his role as the nice guy who 'cleared up the broken crockery'.

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin is published in hardback by Weidenfeld and Nicholson
 
Re: Michael Palin "Special" Christmas day Radio 4 UK - Front Row 17.15 with Mark Lawson by fairygirl48 on 23 December 2006 4:54am
 
Yay! Thanks for the info. Something to look forward to besides presents and grilled turkey. :)
 
Re: Michael Palin "Special" Christmas day Radio 4 UK - Front Row 17.15 with Mark Lawson by Louise on 23 December 2006 10:20am
 
Ta for that :)
 
Re: Michael Palin "Special" Christmas day Radio 4 UK - Front Row 17.15 with Mark Lawson by Where are you now? on 23 December 2006 8:34pm
 
thanks to Linda for passing the info to me in the first place - i hadnt spotted it - but only too glad to pass the info on - Happy Palin Christmas to you all
 



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