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The Secret Of My Success: Richard Herring

Richard Herring is a comedian, writer and actor and is better known for his TV work with Stewart Lee, which includes Fist of Fun and This Morning With Richard, Not Judy. Over the past 12 years, he has written and appeared in 15 shows for the Edinburgh Festival. It's Not The End Of The World is his fourth play at the Fringe and runs until 30 August.

Travel: Ten Years After - How the world has changed

IN SUMMER 1989, the man who was to become Britain's favourite TV traveller was about to have his first series launched. Frank Barrett, then travel correspondent for `The Independent', previewed `Around the World in Eighty Days'

Books: Paperbacks Somewhere between Breughel, Bergman and Richard Lester

The death of Stanley Kubrick after finishing Eyes Wide Shut, and the resurrection of Terrence Malick with The Thin Red Line, have swung the spotlight firmly onto the figure of the maverick director. And if there's one contemporary film-maker who defines the auteur theory by managing to air a consistent stylistic and thematic vision within the boundaries of commercial cinema, it's Terry Gilliam. Accordingly, Faber have wheeled out one of their biggest guns to take on the man and his movies: Ian Christie, co-editor of essential film-shelf volume Scorsese on Scorsese, author of Arrows of Desire, the definitive study of Powell and Pressburger, and writer of the BBC centenary of cinema series The Last Machine - presented by Gilliam.

OK, follow me everybody

Jools Holland is the latest celeb to attempt a `travel show with a difference'. His gimmick? Music.

The unkindest cut of all is coming to a screen near you

Miles Kington trembles with excitement at the BBC autumn schedules - what a feast of treats in store for you!

Comedy: Punchlines - Electric Eel

Critics have saddled Electric Eel with the burden of being "the new Monty Python". They may not be that, but the trio is certainly worth seeing, as recent appearances on BBC2's Comedy Nation have shown. Part of the burgeoning sketch-comedy industry, the troupe specialises in fantastical scenarios.

Eating Out: Taste of things to come Hot, happening and opening soon

l Oxford's recently opened Travel Cafe (01865 727737, pictured right) - where diners can read from a library of guide books, surf the Internet's travel sites and even book tickets while they sample dishes from around the world - is now host to guest speakers on Monday nights. The hair-raising tales of Bill Bryson and Michael Palin and their ilk are sure to help with digestion.

Classical Music: Music that made the world go round

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Now for something completely lemur

John Cleese is off to the rainforest to find something furrier and more elusive than pythons.

An article about a programme about a book about Hemingway, papa of post-modernism

I HAD TO go up to London the other day and who should I bump into but my old friend Adrian Wardour-Street? Adrian, as you may know, is the doyen of British PR.

Letter: Tate fund-raiser

AS THE owner of two very fine Nat Tates, both mysteriously lost, I'm afraid, may I congratulate William Boyd on his brave stand (report, 7 April) against those petty literalists who are rushing to deny the existence of this, quite possibly, remarkable artist. Where will this witch-hunt lead? Must we have El Greco's birth certificate before we can admire the glories of Toledo Cathedral? A letter from Giotto's headmaster before we can be dazzled by the frescoes of Padua?

And now for something completely predictable...

It was a kinder, gentler, Monty Python that came to the tiny Wheeler Opera House. In a nostalgic and bittersweet occasion, with a wit that was whimsical rather than dangerous, they joked, reminisced, and indulged in fifty-something horseplay for a full house of American comics.

New rules for Channel 4

CHANNEL 4 has had its broadcasting licence re-written so that it must produce more programmes with multicultural and disability themes. It also has to reduce the number of repeats and imported American programmes it uses.

Python back for something completely different

Nobody expects the Monty Python team to re-form. But then again their chief weapon is surprise... surprise and fear... Their two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency... Their three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope...

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