There was a huge controversy when the silly burghers of Torbay in Devon slapped an X-rating on the Life Of Brian movie.
They accused the Python team of blasphemy and mocking the story of Christ.
But a local film festival asked for permission to show the 1979 classic on Sunday and officials in Torbay — the setting for John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers — lifted the restriction.
The Life Of Brian — starring Python legends Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle — tells the story of Brian Cohen who is mistaken for the Messiah.
It was voted best British movie ever by Radio Times readers last year. More...