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Eric Idle

Idle was one of the six original members of Monty Python. He wrote many of the songs from the show, including "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," and he produced a CD, Eric Idle Sings Monty Python, Live in concert. (Big Monkey Records). Idle has also written a number of books, including a comic science-fiction thriller, The Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel. (Rebroadcast from Oct. 6, 1999.)

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Other segments from the episode on May 14, 2004

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 14, 2004: Interview with Graham Chapman; Interview with John Cleese; Interview with Michael Palin; Interview with Eric Idle; Review of the film "Troy;" Review of the…

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