Palin acts again

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MONTY Python le­gend Michael Palin is to make his act­ing re­turn in his first TV role in more than 20 years. The fun­ny­man will star in The Wipers Times, a new BBC drama set dur­ing World War I. The se­ries tells the tale of Bri­tish soldiers who set up a satir­i­cal news­pa­per af­ter dis­cov­er­ing a print­ing press in a bombed-out town in Bel­gium. The show will co-star Emilia Fox and Ben Chap­lin and will air in the UK later in 2013. Palin (pic­tured) has con­cen­trated on fronting travel doc­u­men­taries in re­cent years – his last dra­matic TV act­ing role was in the 1991 mini-se­ries GBH along­side Robert Lind­say. Mean­while, his last on-screen film ap­pear­ance was in 1997’s Fierce Crea­tures.

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