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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. Show more


John Cleese:
Darren Boyd
Michael Palin:
Charles Edwards
Eric Idle/Disciple/Rabbi:
Steve Punt
Terry Jones:
Rufus Jones
Graham Chapman:
Tom Fisher
Terry Gilliam:
Phil Nichol
Barry Atkins:
Simon Greenall
US News Reporter/BBFC Rep:
Robin Sebastian
Nun/Montage Woman:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Black Panther/Montage Man:
Micah Balfour
Harry Balls/News Vendor:
Paul Chahidi
Prod Person/Sam Lowry:
Ian Bonar
PA to Head of Rude Words:
Selina Griffiths
Alan Dick/Desmond Lovely:
Jason Thorpe
Dog Walker/Petitioner:
Geoff McGivern
Andrew Thorogood:
Mark Heap
BBC Head of Rude Words:
Alex Macqueen
Gareth Nice/Angry Viewer:
David Birrell
Bernard Barnard QC:
Rupert Vansittart
Richard Klein:
Martin Marquez
Malcolm Muggeridge:
Michael Cochrane
BBC Head of Firing/Cabbie:
Kim Wall
Mervyn Stockwood:
Roy Marsden
Archbishop of York:
James Laurenson
Tim Rice:
Tom Price
Polly Leys
Kate Norrish
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Owen Harris
Tony Roche