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 2 - Graham Chapman

The five surviving Pythons pay tribute to Graham Chapman.

Further details

The five surviving Pythons pay tribute to Graham Chapman. Each discuss their memories of him and present some of their favourite sketches starring Chapman, including Colin 'Bomber' Harris's solo wrestling match and the spoof chat show Quite Controversial Look at the World Around Us.

Graham Chapman was the quiet, pipesmoking Python and Terry Gilliam even jokes that he may just have been a figment of his imagination. He attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge, before studying medicine at St Bartholomew's Medical College and was John Cleese's original writing partner from their time in the Cambridge Footlights. Fondly remembered here, this is a fitting tribute to the man who proclaimed "I'm not the Messiah".

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd January 2015
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 23rd January 2015 3:35am Sky Arts
Monday 26th January 2015 12:15am Sky Arts
Tuesday 5th May 2015 11:15pm Sky Arts
Thursday 18th June 2015 7:45pm Sky Arts
Sunday 21st June 2015 11:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 14th January 2016 7:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 15th January 2016 4:00am Sky Arts
Friday 15th January 2016 6:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 17th January 2016 10:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 15th June 2016 6:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 13th October 2016 11:10pm Sky Arts
Thursday 26th January 2017 8:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd February 2017 2:05am Sky Arts
Thursday 17th August 2017 11:40pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 9th January 2018 3:45pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 10th January 2018 10:45am Sky Arts
Monday 16th April 2018 12:45am Sky Arts
Monday 28th May 2018 11:00am Sky Arts
Wednesday 25th 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
Michael Palin Self
John Cleese Self
Terry Jones Self
Terry Gilliam Self
Eric Idle Self
Production team
John Goldstone Producer
George Zwierzynski Jr Editor

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