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Farm Series For Jeremy Clarkson

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Jeremy Clarkson will be starring in a brand new show set to air on Amazon Prime – about farming. 

The former Top Gear host will attempt to run his own 1000-acre farm located near his Cotswolds home in the series titled I Bought The Farm. 

The eight-part show was filmed over the course of one farming year and will see him tackle the highs and lows of farming. 

Standing  in a field for a promotional video Clarkson said: “Good news, I can finally confirm that I will be spending the next year in the rain making a show about farming for Amazon Prime. 

“That means people all over the world can watch me use 1000-acres of the Cotswolds to make thousands of tonnes of beer, and bread, and lamb chops, and jumpers.” 

Clarkson joked: “Of course to be a farmer you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet and a mechanic, and I am none of those things. I don’t even know what agronomist means.” 

It is unclear when the series will start. 

5 October 2019


Monty Python

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As Monty Python celebrates its 50th anniversary, a new archive of photos and documents from the show has been uncovered.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus first aired on 5 October 1969 on BBC One and went on to run for four series.

The images from the Monty Python Archive, painstakingly restored by the BBC Photo Archive team and held in the BBC Photo Archive, include behind-the-scenes photos of the group, made up of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and the late Graham Chapman. Dated between 1969 and 1974, the rarely seen images show them on set filming sketches including The Ministry of Silly Walks, And Now for Something Completely Different and The Attila the Hun Show.

The archive release also includes a 1969 audience research report revealing viewers’ initial reaction to the series and its “delicious sense of the ridiculous”, as well as a memo from the then Head of Comedy requesting the “peculiar titles” be changed.

Shane Allen, BBC Controller Comedy Commissioning, said: “These archives are comedy history Holy Grails! They highlight that long-standing BBC reputation of being the vital place that champions pioneering new talents. The Pythons tore up the rule book of comedy grammar, conventions and traditions, but thankfully the support for creative freedom won the day and has certainly paid off in the long run as audiences continue to celebrate and revere their enormous impact on comedy.”

Robert Seatter, Head of BBC History, said: “When Monty Python’s Flying Circus began in 1969 it radically changed the face of TV comedy. By introducing these famous Python sketches to today’s young people we want to change it all over again - with the same spirit of surreal invention!”

You can see the BBC Archive here

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