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John Cleese's irascible headteacher is flattened by time's winged chariot in Christopher Morahan's slight, but achingly funny, comedy, scripted by Michael Frayn. Heading for a conference in Norwich, Brian boards the wrong train and is soon deep in a travel nightmare horribly familiar to rail users everywhere.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 5th June 2019

John Cleese criticised for London comments

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised John Cleese after the Fawlty Towers legend said the capital was "not really an English city any more".

The former Monty Python star tweeted: "Virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it..."

BBC, 29th May 2019

John Cleese reflects on his career

From Monty Python to A Fish Called Wanda, actor and funnyman John Cleese has kept us laughing for half a century but his career path was not initially leading toward comedy. He was on a path toward being a lawyer advising the Bank of England. Jon Erlichman speaks with Cleese in Toronto where he is performing as part of a North American tour.

Jon Erlichman, Bloomberg, 16th May 2019

Gold reveals Britain's Greatest Comedian list

Channel Gold has revealed the shortlist of 30 comedians who will be featured in its show Britain's Greatest Comedian.

British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2019

Monty Python's Life of Brian review

Despite its absurdity and button-pushing bad taste, this mock epic stands up four decades on as a stirring paean to tolerance.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12th April 2019

Fawlty Towers tops Radio Times greatest British sitcom list

Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019

John Cleese confirms death of John Quarmby

John Cleese, 79, said John Quarmby, who played the unimpressed health inspector in sitcom Fawlty Towers, had died at the age of 89.

Minnie Wright, The Daily Express, 5th April 2019

John Cleese claims he was snubbed by Netflix

John Cleese offered to work with Netflix on a comedy special but was snubbed by the streaming giant, according to the Monty Python star.

Breaking News Ireland, 26th March 2019