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Monty Python: Almost The Truth

Monty Python: Almost The Truth

  • TV documentary
  • Sky Arts / BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2012
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

40th anniversary documentary celebrating and exploring the story of the Monty Python comedy troupe "from start to finish". Features Danny Scheinmann, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and more.

Key details

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, Ben Timlett, Harold Gronenthal, George Lentz Jr., Evan Shapiro, Jennifer Caserta, Christine Lubrano, Terry Shand and more
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Monty Python

Also known as
  • Monty Python: Almost The Truth - The Lawyer's Cut
  • Monty Python: Almost The Truth - The BBC Lawyers' Cut
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 14th January 2012 at 8pm on Sky Arts
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 7th September 2019 at 9:00pm on BBC2 - Highlights Special
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 11:00pm on Sky Arts - Episode 6
  • Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 11:00pm on Sky Arts - Episode 5

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