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Graham Chapman and 'The Life of Brian'

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Graham Chapman and 'The Life of Brian'

Graham Chapman and 'The Life of Brian'

Graham Chapman and 'The Life of Brian'

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Monty Python's Life of Brian — a biblical satire — is being re-released in theatres, 25 years after its first release. We feature archive interviews with four of the players from Monty Python's Flying Circus, starting with Graham Chapman. He was the straight man in the Monty Python troupe, who would come in and break up the skits. A physician by training, he was a writer and activist for gay rights. He died in 1989. (Rebroadcast from July 2, 1987.)