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Monty Python: Almost The Truth

Sky Arts and BBC Two documentary. 6 episodes (1 series), 2009 - 2012. Features Danny Scheinmann, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman.

Monty Python: Almost The Truth

40th anniversary documentary celebrating and exploring the story of the Monty Python comedy troupe "from start to finish"

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009 - 2012
Channels
Sky Arts, BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series), plus 1 BBC single episode version
Features
Danny Scheinmann, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman
Directors
Bill Jones, Ben Timlett and Alan G. Parker
Producers
Bill Jones and Ben Timlett

To commemorate the 'Ruby Jubilee' of Monty Python, this six part series takes viewers on a journey telling the story of the Pythons from start to finish.

Starting with the very humble beginnings of how the legendary British comedy troupe emerged, we learn how the cast met, their early influences and how they went on to create ground-breaking television, and their transition into movies that would change the face of comedy forever.

First released on DVD in 2009, a one-hour edited version was shown on BBC Two the same year. It wasn't until 2012 that the full six-part series was broadcast in the UK, on satellite channel Sky Arts.

Production Details

Part of

Monty Python

Production companies
Also known as
  • Monty Python: Almost The Truth - The BBC Lawyers' Cut (Other official name)
  • Monty Python: Almost The Truth - The Lawyer's Cut (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 14th January 2012 on Sky Arts at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 18th February 2012 on Sky Arts at 8pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 7th September 2019 at 9:00pm on BBC2

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