Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at No 42) celebrates Monty Python's Life of Brian, which was released in Britain 30 years ago last month and regularly scores high among the best of all comedy films. Directed by Terry Jones, the clever, anarchic and blasphemous religious satire stars Graham Chapman (1941-89) as a man called Brian who is mistaken for Christ. Armed with anecdotes and fantastic recollections are surviving Monty Python members Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, with further input by producer John Goldstone, and Carol Cleveland, who discusses acting with Spike Milligan in his cameo role.
4/5. Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson continues tracing the history of Western swing, exploring radio's role in its success and the genre's 1940s heyday, which coincided with the development of the Bob Wills sound. Plus a look at the shift to
Hollywood and the West Coast, and the rise and fall of bandleader, poker star and Hollywood personality Donnell Clyde "Spade" Cooley.
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