Terry Jones has died. Watch
Member of the much loved and acclaimed Monty Pythons Flying Circus, he was one of the great satirists. Screen writer, film director and broad-sheet newspaper columnist, his love of history spawned several movies over the last six decades including The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life as well as Labyrinth.
St Edmund Hall, Oxford, English graduate. Together with Cleese, Palin, Chapman, Idle and Gilliam, ushered in a new era of intelligent comedy as relevant and timeless today as it was when first released.
If there's a god, there's going to be some classic lines exchanged.
Was not until I'd left university myself and with a few years hard life experiences under my belt, when I revisited it on VHS and fully understood the significance of the Python movies.
Sad day indeed. Think I'll join you in that toast tonight Drew - as will countless others I'm sure.
I'd love to be a metaphorical fly-on-the-wall eavesdropping that conversation Roger - if I believed it was possible that is.
About six or seven years ago I was walking between Kenwood House and Parliament Hill Fields and passed by Terry Jones who was out walking his dog, Nancy. We exchanged greetings and he spoke to his dog (hence my knowing its name).