Monty Python stars in Spamalot battle

Monty Python stars are in a legal battle at the High Court in a dispute over the hit musical Spamalot.

Three of the six Pythons - Eric Idle and Michael Palin and Terry Jones - are due to give evidence in a five-day legal action brought by Mark Forstater, producer of the classic film Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

Eric Idle (centre) performs during the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Forstater is seeking the right to royalties from stage musical Spamalot, a spin-off from the Grail film, expected to run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.