BASIL! When was Basil Fawlty created? The first episode of Fawlty Towers was broadcast 47 years ago this week. We can also pinpoint the day on which Basil was conceived, via Michael Palin’s The Python Years: Diaries 1968-1979.
Michael Palin’s diaries from 50 years ago this month paint an oddly familiar picture of gloomy times with an underlying absurdity and silliness.
What are the best podcasts of 2020? My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first six months of 2020, featuring: Steve Silberman; David Crosby; Richard Herring; Michael Palin; Shereen Daniels; Rosey Jarvis; Scott Adams; Naval Ravikant; Moodie Black; Myke C-Town; and Chief.
Sir Michael Palin’s words about the dearly departed Terry Jones are the simplest and most beautiful tribute to true friendship.
Real life? Just fantasy? Is it high time you took just one day out of life to escape from reality? What, truly, is life’s purpose? Is society nought but a cock-up? It is a truth all but universally acknowledged in blogging circles that around this time of year – as people head off on their […]
Bicycle Repair Man’s superhero origin story took place on the first ever day of filming for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, with cameras starting to roll on Tuesday 8 July 1969!