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 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

Date
Thursday 29th January 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    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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