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 3 - John Cleese

This episode begins with a spoof memorial to 'the late' John Cleese before cutting to a series of new sketches performed by the Pythons.

Further details

John Cleese kicked off his career in comedy as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report before going on to co-found the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, writing and performing in their Flying Circus sketch show and films that include Monty Python And The Holy Grail and Life Of Brian.

His tribute show begins with a spoof memorial to 'the late' John Cleese before cutting to a series of new sketches performed by the Pythons. Featuring interviews and archive clips, this is an entertaining and thoughtful tribute to the man who uttered the immortal words, "This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be."

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th January 2015
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th January 2015 2:15am Sky Arts
Friday 30th January 2015 7:00am Sky Arts
Sunday 1st February 2015 3:45pm Sky Arts
Monday 2nd February 2015 12:15am Sky Arts
Tuesday 12th May 2015 11:05pm Sky Arts
Thursday 25th June 2015 7:45pm Sky Arts
Sunday 28th June 2015 11:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 21st January 2016 7:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 22nd January 2016 4:00am Sky Arts
Friday 22nd January 2016 6:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 24th January 2016 10:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 29th June 2016 6:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 20th October 2016 11:10pm Sky Arts
Sunday 20th November 2016 3:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd February 2017 8:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th February 2017 2:25am Sky Arts
Friday 25th August 2017 12:15am Sky Arts
Wednesday 10th January 2018 3:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 11th January 2018 10:45am Sky Arts
Tuesday 17th April 2018 1:00am Sky Arts
Monday 28th May 2018 12:15pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 1st August 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
Dayna Devon Host / Presenter
Marilyn Moon Nurse
Gilleon Smith Suki
John Cleese Self
Brent Moelleken Actor
Kim 'Howard' Johnson Actor
Writing team
John Cleese Writer
Production team
Harry Garvin Director
John Goldstone Producer
Ben Friend Editor

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