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

Monty Python's Personal Best

Sky Arts documentary. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Features John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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