Telegraph: “Avarice’s ink is darker, so John Cleese and Eric Idle – both of whom come across in the Diaries as keen on cash – are drawn rather more colourfully than our host. But for a genuinely interesting Python you need the show’s specialist in dictatorial military types, Graham Chapman. Tardy, depressive, unreliable, epicurean, homosexual and permanently stewing in gin and tonic, Chapman was, in Palin’s words, ‘the high priest of hedonism.’ In other words, he rarely pulled his weight.”
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