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Actor Michael Palin on His Post "Python" Career

Palin is best known for his comedy work with England's legendary Monty Python troupe. But his new movie, "American Friends," is a romance based on the life of his great-grandfather. Edward Palin was a 35 year-old tutor at Oxford University when he met 17-year-old Brita, an American girl touring Europe. Oxford tutors in the Victorian era were sworn to chastity, so Edward Palin left his job to marry Brita. Michael Palin found the story in his great-grandfather's journal.

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Other segments from the episode on April 15, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 15, 1993: Interview with Marga Gomez; Interview with Michael Palin; Review of Sun Ra's albums "We Travel the Space Ways and Bad and Beautiful," "Super-Sonic Jazz,"…

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