It's... The Monty Python Story
It's... The Monty Python Story

It's... The Monty Python Story

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 1999
  • 1 episode

The ever-flamboyant Eddie Izzard searches for the roots of Monty Python's surreal humour. He's helped by the Pythons themselves and other interviewees. Features Eddie Izzard, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
1999
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Eddie Izzard, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Frank Skinner and more
Director
Elaine Shepherd
Producer
Elaine Shepherd
Companies

The five surviving members of the Monty Python team - John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam - discuss the roots of the programme's bizarre humour.

Python devotees Robin Williams, Kevin Kline and Frank Skinner are among those paying tribute, in a documentary presented by Eddie Izzard.

Additional details

Part of

Monty Python

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 9th October 1999 at 9pm on BBC Two
Episode length
50 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 21st June 2009 at 10:45pm on Gold
  • Saturday 16th May 2009 at 9:45pm on Gold

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