Glasgow to lift Life of Brian ban

Glasgow council is to lift a 30-year ban on screening the Monty Python biblical satire the Life of Brian in the city’s cinemas.

Terry Jones, who directed and starred in the 1979 film as Brian’s mother, has agreed to introduce the first viewing at the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) next year.

If, as expected, the ban is lifted, Aberystwyth town council in west Wales will will be the last of 39 local authorities that refused to grant the film a general release in 1979 still to have a ban in place. Last week Torbay council lifted its ban.

• Full story at the Sunday Times.