Fwiends, womans, countwymen, we are gathered here today to pay tribute to a man who is surely the most remarkable person if not in the history of humankind then certainly of Blighty . A witty, charming, modest affable man with a genius for comic writing, a chameleon screen persona and a love of travel and trains. A man who has lived life with his head up, ever looking for the extraordinary that is over the next horizon and alive to a whole range of experiences along the way. A man with a twinkle in his eye, a quick intelligence and concern for the welfare of others. A man who but for a wicked quirk of fate and almighty name mix-up (proof surely that the Devil not a benevolent God controls our little planet) ought to have become President of the United States and saved the world a helluvalota trouble.
Yes, I give you
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Michael Palin: A Life on Screen