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How Top Gear overcame its ‘problem phase’

Image caption Flintoff, Harris and McGuinness boosted the Top Gear audience from 2.2 million to 3.8 million Paddy McGuinness has spotted someone rather important in the audience at the premiere of Top Gear’s 28th series. “Sir Tony! Get the Sambucas in son!” the presenter yells at the BBC’s outgoing director-general Tony Hall at the show’s […]

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Terry Jones obituary: Master of the absurd

Image copyright Getty Images Terry Jones had a love of the absurd that contributed much to the anarchic humour of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. His style of visual comedy, leavened with a touch of the surreal, inspired many comedians who followed him. It was on Python that he honed his directing skills, notably on Life […]