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FORMER PYTHON DOUBTS LIFE OF BRIAN COULD GET MADE TODAY

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Jones, the Monty Python member who directed The Life of Brian, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding an upcoming BBC drama about the political and religious storm that greeted the 1979 film. While other Pythons have criticized the drama, titled Holy Flying Circus, as inaccurate and “made up,” Jones said that he thought […]

PYTHONS NOT AMUSED BY TV DRAMA ABOUT THEM

October 10, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The members of Monty Python, the British satirical comedy team of the ’70s and ’80s, are in ill humor over the BBC’s forthcoming Holy Flying Circus, a drama based on the controversy over their 1979 movie, The Life of Brian. The London Independent reported today (Monday) that Python member John Cleese was particularly upset with […]

PYTHON MOVIE TO BECOME SUBJECT OF BBC DRAMA

June 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The BBC plans to produce a drama about the religious controversy that surrounded the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian in 1972. The film, Holy Flying Circus, written by Tony Roche, will describe how the Python film drew outrage from church leaders in the U.S. and the U.K., who claimed that it mocked Christ. […]