TV 4: Monty Python Blasphemes Christianity

Five part video (until YouTube removes it). A great documentary about some of the world's most serious and threatening comedians. Described by Ch 4:

The Secret Life of Brian
Monty Python's seminal comedy Life of Brian, made in 1979, is one of the most controversial films ever produced. This Channel 4 documentary examines how the movie caused a global furore amongst religious groups, who saw it as blasphemous, disgusting and 'made in hell'.

The Pythons reflect on the concept and making of the film and discuss the obstacles they had to overcome. EMI withdrew funding, local councils in Britain banned cinemas from showing the film and Mary Whitehouse lobbied the British Board of Film Censors to refuse the film a certificate.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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