Bless Torbay Council.
It seems that 30 years ago Torbay Council (the local borough council the next one over from mine) decided that for “the safety of the people of Torbay”, it decided to put a banning order on The Life Of Brian. Presumably, this order was to protect Torbay from people such as myself going round shouting “he’s not the messiah…” every two minutes. Because quoting a brilliant line from a film instantly makes it as funny as the original LOL!!!1111!!!!!!111
Hmmm, well anyway. Life of Brian is by no means my favourite Python film (The Holy Grail takes the honours there) but I do think, in the words of Torbay mayor Nick Bye “The world has moved on” and it’s about time the people of Torbay can enjoy the wonder of Terry Jones in drag. And while we’re here, let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of the genius of Not The Nine O’clock News, shall we? If for no other reason than to pad out this post a bit reminisce about when British comedy used to rule the world.
If ever there was a time we needed a brilliant, British satirical programme it’s now instead of the late night rubbish currently served up by Channel 4. Yes, Jason Manford, I am looking at you and your sub-Peter Kay, sub-11 o’clock show dross. I could go off on one here but I think I’ve made enough of a point with that last sentence.