- BBC Radio 2
- 2 (1 series)
- Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Neil Innes, Andre Jacquemin and more
- Simon Barnard
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.
- Part of
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 8th December 2009 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 2