Sunday’ Sermon

 
I recently watched this old movie for the 12th time. It is sometimes funny, sometimes irritating, and it caused a real storm of criticism when it came out. There are four parts to the debate available on YouTube.

The full debate from “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”, 9th November 1979.

On the edition of 9 November 1979, hosted by Tim Rice, a discussion was held about the then-new film Monty Python’s Life of Brian, which been banned by many local councils and caused protests throughout the world with accusations that it was blasphemous. To argue in favour of this accusation were broadcaster and noted Christian Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood (the then Bishop of Southwark). In its defence were two members of the Monty Python team, John Cleese and Michael Palin.

One thought on “Sunday’ Sermon

  1. Cool. I have used the film in my grade 12 classes to mixed response! Several Catholic students were shocked, but seemed OK with it as comedy. The debates are useful.

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