Monty Python's Wonderful World Of Sound. Image shows from L to R: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding. Copyright: Wise Buddah
Monty Python's Wonderful World Of Sound

Monty Python's Wonderful World Of Sound

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2009
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt meet Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam to talk about Monty Python's classic comedy albums. Features Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Features
Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Neil Innes, Andre Jacquemin and more
Producer
Simon Barnard
Companies

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt from The Mighty Boosh meet Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam from Monty Python in this two-part series telling the story of their classic comedy albums.

In the days before video recorders were commonplace, fans could only enjoy the aural side of Python on repeat. Sketches like Dead Parrot, Nudge Nudge and the Lumberjack Song became regarded as classics on account of the LPs, not the TV show. It was the albums that eventually broke the Pythons in America.

The Python team talk about making the world's first "three-sided" LP; upsetting John Denver; giving farming in the Middle Ages its groove back; and raising the bar for what comedy albums could achieve: all from a garden shed in Finchley.

The series also features interviews with Python songwriter Neil Innes; record producers Andre Jacquemin and Alan Bailey; and composers Dave Howman and John Du Prez.

Additional details

Part of

Monty Python

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 8th December 2009 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 2

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