• My father, who was a sergeant in the RAF during the Second World War, was killed in a hitchhiking accident while returning home on compassionate leave. As a result, my mother had to get work, as a nurse, and at seven the RAF put me into a boarding school and ex-orphanage called the Royal Wolverhampton School.

    "Eric Idle: 'The BBC paid us £2,000 a series for Monty Python’". Interview with Angela Wintle, January 10, 2016.