Beeb to chron­i­cle un­holy row

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The BBC seems to have an ob­ses­sion with drama­tis­ing the lives of post-war comics. In re­cent years we have seen TV movies based on the tra­vails of Frankie How­erd, Ken­neth Wil­liams, Hat­tie Jac­ques and Tony Han­cock, to name but a few.

Now the cor­po­ra­tion is plan­ning a drama based around the Monty Python team’s strug­gles with the authorities while mak­ing Life of Brian. Holy Fly­ing Cir­cus will be writ­ten by Tony Roche, a co-writer on The Thick of It, and is sched­uled to air this au­tumn.

Who will play Mal­colm Mug­geridge, we won­der. Jim Broad­bent sounds ideal.

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