...A few hours earlier we (i.e. Python) were given a standing ovation
at the Empire Awards. Honestly, EI you should have been there to see
it. It was as if we were Chaplin, Picasso or Hitler. Softened up by
some and very well-received Hollywood input from you and whatshisname
they rose to their feet as Sir Elton of John invited the tottering
trio - mainly Terrys and me - up onto the stage. Quite strange really.
They applauded and so on for half a minute or more. If you and John
had been there I think we could have screwed another half minute out
of them (and these are busy people). If Graham had momentarily flickered
in the backcloth - well, hysteria. Am I getting soft
in my old age or what? Anyway a good occasion and shows that they
still remember us despite Martin Lewis...
Michael Palin arrived at London's Park Lane hotel in style, having been
driven through the busy London streets on a Limo Bike. The Empire Awards
are not the expensive galas like the Emmys or the Oscars. No haute couture
and limousines here - not a single Armani tuxedo was evident at the affair.
Michael arrived wearing a denim shirt, blue blazer, and rain coat. Here
are some photographs.