Michael Palin — Writer, Actor & Comedian

Address:
British Library, 96 Euston Road, St. Pancras, London
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0330 333 1144

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Dates & Time:
7th August to 25th November 2018
9.30 AM to 6 PM (Mon, Wed-Fri); 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Tue); 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Sat); 11 AM to 5 PM (Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See bl.uk

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Michael Palin has donated all of his diaries and comedy scripts to the British Library.

The archive includes fifty notebooks from the Monty Python years that contain sketch ideas and personal reflections on what life was like during filming. He also donated material from his many film, television and literary projects such as Life of Brian, Ripping Yarns and The Frost Report.

This free exhibition highlights some of the best diaries entries, script ideas, photographs and other ephemera.

 

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