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Looking back on 'The life of Brian'

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The Monty Python film 'The life of Brian' from the late seventies is one of Britain's most successful comedy films.

The movie tells the story Brian, who was born in a stable next door to Jesus and is mistaken for a messiah.

The film was extremely controversial and in many countries it was seen as blasphemous and banned.

George Alagiah speaks to Julian Doyle, the film's editor who has released a book called The life of Jesus.

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