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Let­ter of the week

WHY isn’t be­ing funny ever enough for Bri­tish comics? Why do they all want to make doc­u­men­taries? First it was Tony Robin­son, who was great as Baldrick in Black­ad­der but is un­con­vinc­ing as an arche­ol­o­gist or his­to­rian in Time Team. Now there’s Griff Rhys Jones, who was very funny in Alas Smith and Jones but isn’t when he’s plod­ding up­hill in Moun­tains on the ABC. And Terry Jones from Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus trac­ing the his­tory of the num­ber one in The Story of One, plus fel­low Python Michael Palin plod­ding all over the globe— the list is so long it ain’t funny. from Jonathon, Brighton ANY­ONE catch Terry Jones with his mind-numb­ing trea­tise on the num­ber one ( The Story of One, ABC, Jan 1)? Now we know for sure who the un­funny one was in Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus.

Your num­ber’s up:

Terry Jones goes that step too far.

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