❉ John Rain on Dog Man Star, Galton & Simpson, Peter Cook, Twitter and, of course, Smersh Pod.
❉ John Cleese and Graham Chapman set out their stall for 1969 – the year that Python began.
❉ David Bowie had more than one ‘Laughing Gnome’ up his sleeve. Meet the relatives…
❉ An alternative Christmas playlist to soundtrack your festivities!