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On Python's 50th anniversary, Michael Palin hunts down lost recordings relating to the highly controversial 1979 film, Life of Brian.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monty Python, Michael Palin hunts down once-lost Python recordings and historical curiosities.

This third episode digs deep into the archives to excavate recordings relating to the controversial 1979 film, Life of Brian. Eric and Graham negotiate a voiceover fee for the film, John Cleese press-gangs his mother into doing a free radio advert and we meet the infamous freedom fighter Otto - with a deleted scene suggesting that, while the film was causing outrage and offence, even more contentious content was lying on the cutting room floor.

Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin

Produced by James Peak and Andre Jacquemin
A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4

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