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Calcium made interesting : sketches, letters, essays & gondolas

Author: Graham Chapman; Jim Yoakum
Publisher: London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive collection of writings by Python Graham Chapman

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Genre/Form: Essays
Miscellanea
Named Person: Graham Chapman; Graham Chapman; Graham Chapman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Chapman; Jim Yoakum
ISBN: 0283070161 9780283070167
OCLC Number: 60512652
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 333 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Monologues: Introduction ; The dangerous sports club ; Paralysed at the polo lounge ; A liar's autobiography ; Keith Moon ; Monty Python ; Partnerships in Python ; Writing and reaction to Python ; Python films and music ; And not forgetting... ; The magic Christian and Rentadick ; The (very) late Doctor Chapman / by Eric Idle ; Lemon curry and All that / by Terry Jones ; Underneath the lunacy / by Carol Cleveland --
Letters: Introduction ; A letter to Keith ; To people that aren't quite like us ; A letter to God's parents ; Overdraft ; An appendectomy on the Bakerloo line ; A letter to Harry Nilsson (and reply) ; A letter from Footlights (and replies) ; Who needs charities anyway? ; Mummy with a dong ; New gas cooker ; Graham replies to Douglas Adams ; Another letter to God's parents --
Essays: Introduction ; Calcium made interesting ; What will the neighbours say? ; The tits and bingo press ; A radical alternative to optimism ; A plea for understanding ; Some very personal thoughts on a seminar on transexualism given at the Royal Society of Medicine ; The future is in your hands ; Solving Tunisia --
Teleplays: Introduction ; Light entertainment (L.E.) ; The sitcoms ; Out of the trees: episode two ; The cough ; Above them, the ground --
Sketches: Introduction ; High-class grovellers, ltd. ; Absolutely everything you'll ever need to know about anything in the whole universe ; Board meeting ; Lawn mower ladies ; Old gentlemen's club ; Cardboard ; The great insurance trek ; Bank manager ; The severance of a peony ; Payment for professional services ; The flesh and entrails dance ; Pumas ahoy ; The Rebecca Mary Barclay corgi show ; Miss Universe competition ; The accountant sketch ; Wrestling with it ; Fire brigade ; The radio shop sketch ; Falling about routine --
Life and times: Introduction ; Graham Chapman's biography / by Graham Chapman (from February 1967) ; Incident at the Hard Rock Café ; 20 questions (minus 10) with Graham Chapman ; Little white pills ; Sunday, 24 October 1976 ; The Chapman years / by Tony Hendra ; Graham pulls it off / by David J. Sherlock --
Special section, only for purchasers of the deluxe edition: Letters to the editor ; Ideas for gay news radio pilot: '20 to 1 favourites' ; 12 days of syphilis ; The complete works of E.P. Snibbet, Esq. ; The condensed letters of E.P. Snibbet, Esq. ; Small fragment of a manuscript (recently recovered) by E.P. Snibbet, Esq. ; DNA: The Thread of Life! ; A foreword about charity ; A typical day by God ; Graham Chapman's biography ; What you may have missed by skimming through this book.
Responsibility: Graham Chapman ; edited by Jim Yoakum.
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