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  1. Nov 08, 2019 · One was the humorist Malcolm Muggeridge, who had converted to Christianity a decade before and was not amused by what he called the Pythons' "graffiti version" of the Gospel. The other was Mervyn...

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  2. Arthur Mervyn Stockwood (27 May 1913 – 13 January 1995) was a Church of England bishop who served as vicar of St Matthew's Church, Moorfields, then of Great St Mary's, Cambridge, and finally as Bishop of Southwark, retiring in 1980. Contents 1 Early life 2 Ordained ministry 2.1 Bishop of Southwark 3 Later life and legacy 4 Publications 5 References

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  3. Dec 21, 2020 · It was Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark from 1959-1980, who first cemented the image of the mashed mitre in the Anglican arena. Stockwood most famously made headlines when he appeared on a controversial 1979 TV chat show accusing the Monty Python team of blasphemy for their movie Life of Brian.

  4. Jan 04, 2014 · Simply entering ‘Life of Brian’ into YouTube points you to the full 1979 debate where Mervyn Stockwood, the Bishop of Southwark, together with Malcolm Muggeridge, the broadcaster and satirist, clashed with John Cleese and Michael Palin over the iconoclastic film on a chat show.

  5. Dec 30, 2013 · Cleese and Palin relive the 1979 Life of Brian debate In 1979, shortly after the release of their film Life of Brian, Monty Python members Michael Palin and John Cleese appeared on BBC Two's Friday...

  6. When I got home I watched the famous TV debate between John Cleese, Michael Palin, Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, then the Bishop of Southwark, which is on YouTube. It’s worth viewing for...

  7. Just one of the most beautiful moments in televisual history.

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