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Politics: Just have patience, Blair tells his audience

TONY BLAIR made a heartfelt plea for public patience yesterday, when the Prime Minister and Gordon Brown met 250 people for a post-Budget question-and-answer session.

Python stars sue to regain control of `Life of Brian'

THE STARS of Monty Python yesterday launched an action in the High Court to try to win back control over their film Life of Brian.

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.

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With Riven, the acclaimed sequel to the bestselling Myst, Rand Miller and Josh Staub have taken computer games to a whole new level. Rachelle Thackray talks to them.

Monty Python team set for one last laugh

THE FIVE five surviving members of the Monty Python team are to take to the stage in Aspen, Colorado, next month for the first time in 10 years. While the event is not billed as a Monty Python show, the mere fact they are appearing together is generating huge excitement among comedy fans.

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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