Image shows from L to R: Chris Polick, Matt Addis, James Lance.

Pythonesque

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2010. Stars Chris Polick, Mark Oosterveen, Matt Addis and James Lance.

Pythonesque

Comedy drama telling the story of Graham Chapman's history with the Monty Python team

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Chris Polick, Mark Oosterveen, Matt Addis and James Lance
Writer
Roy Smiles
Producer
Liz Anstee

Pythonesque tells the story of Graham Chapman's history with the Monty Python team. The drama recounts how he met and started writing with John Cleese; his rise through the ranks writing The Frost Report; the glory years with the Pythons; and his struggle to overcome his considerable drinking demons.

The play also chronicles how the collective kindness of Messrs Cleese, Jones, Palin, Idle and Gilliam saved Chapman from oblivion and gave him the lead in arguably the two funniest British films of all time: Monty Python And The Holy Grail and Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

Written by Roy Smiles, Pythonesque is "an affectionate tribute to a troubled, brilliant, kind man who was part of possibly the funniest comedy team ever."

This radio play is based on the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe show of the same name.

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