Saturday 29 December 2018


Michael Palin with his children Tom, William and Rachel in 1980.

Monty Python's Michael Palin has got a knighthood in the UK's 'New Year Honours'

Sir Michael Palin is the son of Edward Moreton Palin [10][11] and Mary Rachel Lockhart (née Ovey).

Michael Palin's sister Angela committed suicide in 1987.[12][14]

In 1966 Michael Palin married Helen Gibbins.

Michael Palin's children are Thomas (b. 1969), William (b. 1971) and Rachel (b. 1975).

His nephew is the theatre designer Jeremy Herbert.[23]

Michael Palin snooping around Eastern Europe.

Michael Palin snooping around North Korea.

Sahara with Michael Palin (Travel 2001/02; Programme release 2002): in which he trekked around and through the world's largest desert.

The Arab Spring began in 2010.

Michael Palin's New Europe (Travel 2006/07; Programme release 2007): in which he travels through Central and Eastern Europe.

The Ukraine revolution took place in 2014.


Mark Forstater, one of the producers of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', fell out with the Pythons.

Jewish 'seventh Python' gets revenge with spammy memoir

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At 30 December 2018 at 01:55 , Blogger Unknown said...

More here -

At 30 December 2018 at 05:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee whiz, Aang, tenuous proposition. Palin goes to two places and 7~8 years later they go to shit? Um... okay.

To be honest, if one was to get forensic on Python and break it down as to who did what, I would declare that all the dark, mean spirited stuff belonged to Chapman and Cleese and all the speaking-to-our-better-angels stuff was done by Palin and Jones. Palin in his sketches was invariably the stammering innocent overtaken by an insane reality that he never quite got to grips with. Think Castle Anthrax or the Greasy Bastard (a trampship carrying rubber goods and things for the weekend between London and Rangoon).

Even now I'm shaking my head trying to picture Palin as wicked and I just can't do it. Frankly I'd have declared that if you ever wanted an image of the anti-Savile it'd be hard to go past Michael Palin.

Otherwise, how are you? Well, I hope.

best etc.

At 30 December 2018 at 07:55 , Blogger Anon said...

Good to hear from you. We are all well. Merry Christmas to you.

At 30 December 2018 at 11:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a talented man but surely John Cleese should be first in line for a knighthood among the Pythons?

At 30 December 2018 at 12:14 , Blogger Kaivey said...

Awesome videos, very interesting!

At 30 December 2018 at 21:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

and a happy new year.

At 31 December 2018 at 02:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palin is a lifetime membership BBC personality, from the early days of comedy to today. As I get older I am increasingly aware the BBC is an all encompassing warm bath of reality perception the English are so heavily emerged in they tend not to be aware of it. An obvious example is the Attenborough family, synonymous with exploring the planet and cross questioning politicians, delivering election results etc all under the guise of 'being on your side'.
The UK relies heavily on these trust totem personalities and they are so powerful the incredible revelations about Jimmy Saville - who was everywhere in the media and BBC for decades - have largely faded away. No one questions anything....

I sense everything from the Rolling Stones, Beatles, pirate radio being converted to BBC Radio One way back when were mechanisms to keep controlled assets in front of the public. Who knows how much more sophisticated this giant psyop is today...
Palin is one of the more benign controlled assets so far as we know, but it's not hard to imagine him being deployed, as a 'much loved, iconic and trusted BBC personality' etc etc to shape public opinion on an issue....


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