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

BBC Radio 2 documentary. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Features Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Neil Innes and others.

Monty Python's Wonderful World Of Sound

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

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channel
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 others
Producer
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.

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.

Production Details

Part of

Monty Python

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 8th December 2009 on BBC Radio 2 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 15th December 2009 on BBC Radio 2 at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
1 hour