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Do you have a favourite Monty Python sketch?

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Monty Python membersNothing was sacred to “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” — and that is probably why the comedy troupe’s television show became so popular.

The irreverent programme starring  John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman first aired 40 years ago in 1969.

Among Monty Python’s most popular TV skits are those that mock unworkable aspects of Britain’s authoritarian class structure, including its famously intractable rules, monumental political bureaucracy and befuddling misrepresentations.

After several seasons the show stopped airing in Britain, but played on in North American television re-runs.

What’s the funniest spot in Britain?

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cleese.jpgThe VisitBritain tourism organisation is about to launch a campaign aimed at luring visitors to areas involved in the country’s rich comic history.

Torquay, for example, setting for the legendary Fawlty Towers guest house.

Another is Turville in Buckinghamshire where “The Vicar of Dibley” was filmed.

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