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Michael Palin on the enduring success of Monty Python

Michael Palin made his name in comedy, wrote and acted in a host of movies, then won a new audience with his televised travels to the farthest reaches of our planet.

The subversive comic has morphed into a national treasure. How did that happen? He talks to Stephen Sackur.

The full interview with Michael Palin will be broadcast on Wednesday 23rd December 2009.

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