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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.

Sky Arts Broadcast

1. Episode I: The Not-So-Interesting Beginnings

First broadcast: Saturday 14th January 2012

The five surviving Pythons reunite to reflect on their award-winning series and the ground-breaking films which changed the face of comedy forever.


2. Episode II: The Much Funnier Second Episode - Flying Circus Included

First broadcast: Saturday 21st January 2012

The legendary troupe reflects on Monty Python's Flying Circus, revealing how the group's failures turned to success and how the hit series influenced comedians to come.


3. Episode III: And Now, The Sordid Personal Bits

First broadcast: Saturday 28th January 2012

The Pythons reveal the 'The Sordid Personal Bits', as they discuss their unwanted celebrity status, member Graham Chapman, BBC censorship and the departure of John Cleese.


4. Episode IV: The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode

First broadcast: Saturday 4th February 2012

The Pythons make it big in the States, release their first film, And Now For Something Completely Different, and then set out to make Monty Python And The Holy Grail.


5. Episode V: Lust For Glory!

First broadcast: Saturday 11th February 2012

The Pythons look back at the making of arguably the greatest comedy film ever, Monty Python's Life Of Brian, and the controversy it caused.


6. Episode VI: Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...)

First broadcast: Saturday 18th February 2012

In the final episode, the Pythons play at the Hollywood Bowl, make Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life, mourn the death of Graham Chapman, and go their separate ways.