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Holy Flying Circus

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Synopsis

Holy Flying Circus is a fantastical re-imagining of the events leading up to Michael Palin and John Cleese’s appearance on the BBC’s Friday Night Saturday Morning to defend their film Life of Brian against charges of blasphemy. Not only is it a bold and entertaining homage to one of the world’s greatest comedy teams but it is also incredibly pertinent as the debate about freedom of speech and what is an acceptable subject matter for comedy rages on.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Owen Harris 1st Feature
Producer
Polly Leys, Kate Norrish
Editor
Billy Sneddon
Screenwriter
Tony Roche
Director of Photography
Richard Mott
Production Designer
Lisa Marie Hall
Sound
Bob Jackson, John Taylor
Music
Jack C Arnold
Principal Cast
Charles Edwards, Darren Boyd, Steve Punt, Rufus Jones, Phil Nichol, Tom Fisher, Stephen Fry

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Production Company

Talkback Thames
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