Monty Python legend Michael Palin is to make his acting return in his first TV role in more than 20 years. The funnyman will star in The Wipers Times, a new BBC drama set during World War I. The series tells the tale of British soldiers who set up a satirical newspaper after discovering a printing press in a bombed-out town in Belgium. The show will co-star Emilia Fox and Ben Chaplin and will air in the U.K. later this year (13). Palin has concentrated on fronting travel documentaries in recent years - his last dramatic TV acting role was in the 1991 mini-series G.B.H. alongside Robert Lindsay. Meanwhile, his last on-screen film appearance was in 1997's Fierce Creatures.