Monty Python At 50: The Self-Abasement Tapes. Image shows from L to R: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam. Copyright: BBC.

Monty Python At 50: The Self-Abasement Tapes

BBC Radio 4 documentary airing unreleased Python sketches. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Features Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and others.

Monty Python At 50: The Self-Abasement Tapes. Image shows from L to R: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam. Copyright: BBC.

Monty Python At 50: The Self-Abasement Tapes

Michael Palin celebrates Monty Python's 50th anniversary with never-before heard sketches

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Features
Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
Producers
James Peak and Andre Jacquemin

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monty Python, Michael Palin hunts down lost Python sketches.

Sketches include the infamous Fat Ignorant Bastards sketch, a Country & Western version of Terry Jones's I'm So Worried, an all-new King Arthur Song, and John Cleese press-gangs his mother into doing a free radio advert.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th September 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes