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Debating Monty Python’s Life of Brian

On 30 December 2013, Richard Burridge spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme about the controversy sparked in 1979 by Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The programme featured a conversation with John Cleese and Michael Palin as they prepare for the Pythons’ reunion later that year.

Richard also gave a paper at a conference held in June 2014 organised by King’s College London Department of Theology and Religious Studies entitled ‘Jesus and Brian, or What Have the Pythons Done for Us?’

Find the debates here:

John Cleese, Michael Palin and Richard Burridge reflect on the Life of Brian debate

BBC News article

Telegraph Interview

The Jesus Blog

Richard interviews John Cleese and Terry Jones

Jesus and Brian, the book of the conference