No Naughty Bits


ISBN: 9781848422056
Author: Steve Thompson
Publication Date: 08/09/2011
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.

SKU: BK1932 Categories: , , , Tag:

Inspired by a true story, this gloriously funny play investigates the nature of comedy, the operation of censorship, and the complex misunderstandings implicit in the Anglo-American relationship.

In December 1975, Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast coast to coast in the US. It was the Pythons’ first time on a major network… but somebody cut out all the naughty bits!

Undismayed, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam flew to New York to persuade the network to reinstate the cuts – and, somewhat by accident, found themselves at the centre of a landmark court case concerning freedom of expression and the protection of artistic integrity…

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