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Review: Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 1 Blu-Ray

The 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus is celebrated with the release of the first series on high-definition Blu-ray, restored by Network Distributing...

Dan Owen, Frame Rated, 22nd November 2019

John Cleese looks back on his comedy career

King of the funny walks John Cleese will celebrate his 80th birthday on October 27 - but he says he still intends to keep making us laugh for many years to come.

Bernard Bale, The Sunday Post, 27th October 2019

John Cleese to make stage writing debut with Bang Bang!

John Cleese will make his stage writing debut with Bang Bang!, a new adaptation of hit farce Monsieur Chasse by Georges Feydeau.

Alex Wood, What's On Stage, 16th October 2019

Do Not Adjust Your Set / At Last The 1948 Show review

Reviews of pre-Monty Python sketch series Do Not Adjust Your Set (*****) and At Last The 1948 Show. (***)

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 8th October 2019

It's... Genome's Monty Python 50th anniversary quiz

To celebrate half a century of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Genome indulges in a little light quizzing - how well do you know your Pythons?

Andrew Martin, BBC, 5th October 2019

BBC archive release celebrate Python's 50th anniversary

A new archive of photos and documents has been uncovered which illustrates rarely seen moments from the making of Monty Python, as the ground-breaking comedy show celebrates its 50th anniversary.

BBC, 5th October 2019

Monty Python at 50

In this rare glimpse inside the BBC archives, we reveal the exasperated internal memos, the furious letters from wing commanders - and David Frost's bid to bring them down.

Mark Lawson, The Guardian, 4th October 2019

DVD review: At Last the 1948 Show

You've all heard this one: four Yorkshiremen sit round a restaurant table and try to outdo each other with tales of how they had it tough when they were but lads. It's one of the most famous sketches to come from the Monty Python team, and has been restaged several times, including the album Monty Python Live at Drury Lane and the Amnesty International charity show and film The Secret Policeman's Ball. But in fact it's not a Python sketch at all. It first appeared on TV on At Last the 1948 Show.

Gary Couzens, The Digital Fix, 16th September 2019