I knew that Swansea had banned it and that there was a lot of fuss about it, with demonstrators even in Aberystwyth.
However, I distinctly remember going to see this movie in the Commodore cinema in Aberystwyth when it came out, so it's all a bit of a mystery to me. If it was banned here, how come I saw it?
I also distinctly remember someone writing in to the local newspaper complaining that on one evening the film had snapped and they all sat there in the gloom waiting for it to be fixed. Did I dream all this?
Even Swansea lifted their ban eventually, so it's certainly about time it was lifted here (if it really is still banned).
Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth was also shot in Tunisia. When the Pythons made Brian
they reused some sets used from Zeffirelli's film. The inclusion of Spike Milligan was entirely coincidental, because he just happened to be holidaying in Tunisia at the time.
I don't think we're really any different re religion in Aber, but we're talking about a different era now.