Monty Python's Personal Best. Image shows from L to R: John Cleese, Neil Innes, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
Monty Python's Personal Best

Monty Python's Personal Best

  • TV documentary
  • Sky Arts
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Documentary series focusing on each of the Monty Python stars in turn, with new footage and original clips. Filmed in 2006 for American TV. Features John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Eric Idle

Eric Idle, reporting live from the 'Bollywood Howl', conducts interviews with various colourful individuals about what they thought about him.

Further details

Eric Idle kicks things off, reporting live from the 'Bollywood Howl' as a newscaster conducting interviews with various colourful individuals about what they thought about him.

Among the interviewees are Idle's mother and a former Nazi soldier living in South America (both played by Idle), who offer their wild and wacky opinions on the man who brought the phrase 'nudge nudge, wink wink' and the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life into popular culture.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th January 2015
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 16th January 2015 3:45am Sky Arts
Friday 16th January 2015 7:00am Sky Arts
Monday 19th January 2015 12:20am Sky Arts
Tuesday 28th April 2015 11:15pm Sky Arts
Thursday 11th June 2015 7:45pm Sky Arts
Sunday 14th June 2015 10:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 7th January 2016 7:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 8th January 2016 4:10am Sky Arts
Friday 8th January 2016 6:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 10th January 2016 10:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 8th June 2016 6:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 6th October 2016 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 19th January 2017 8:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 26th January 2017 2:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 10th August 2017 11:45pm Sky Arts
Monday 8th January 2018 3:45pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 9th January 2018 10:45am Sky Arts
Sunday 15th April 2018 1:00am Sky Arts
Monday 28th May 2018 9:50am Sky Arts
Wednesday 18th July 2018 10:00pm Sky Arts

Cast & crew

John Cleese Self (Archive Material)
Terry Gilliam Self (Archive Material)
Eric Idle Self (Archive Material)
Terry Jones Self (Archive Material)
Michael Palin Self (Archive Material)
Graham Chapman Self (Archive Material)
Guest cast
Eric Idle Host / Presenter
Carol Cleveland Self (Archive Material)
Writing team
Eric Idle Writer
Production team
John Goldstone Producer
George Zwierzynski Jr Editor

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