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 4 - Terry Gilliam

A look at a colourful collage of Terry Gilliam's weirdly wonderful animations.

Further details

Monty Python clips are interspersed with new material as the latest episode in this entertaining series presents a colourful collage of Terry Gilliam's weirdly wonderful animations.

Gilliam moved to England in 1967 and soon landed a job creating animated segments for the children's TV series Do Not Adjust Your Set. Two years later, he joined Monty Python's Flying Circus, where he was given full creative licence to develop animated shorts.

In this illuminating look at his work, we discover how Gilliam made his inimitable mark on the legendary Python troupe.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th February 2015
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th February 2015 2:10am Sky Arts
Friday 6th February 2015 7:00am Sky Arts
Sunday 8th February 2015 4:15pm Sky Arts
Monday 9th February 2015 12:20am Sky Arts
Tuesday 19th May 2015 11:05pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd July 2015 7:45pm Sky Arts
Sunday 5th July 2015 11:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 28th January 2016 7:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 29th January 2016 4:00am Sky Arts
Friday 29th January 2016 6:30pm Sky Arts
Saturday 30th January 2016 10:25am Sky Arts
Thursday 4th February 2016 7:45pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 6th July 2016 6:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 27th October 2016 11:10pm Sky Arts
Sunday 27th November 2016 3:45am Sky Arts
Thursday 9th February 2017 8:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 16th February 2017 2:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 31st August 2017 11:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 11th January 2018 3:45pm Sky Arts
Friday 12th January 2018 10:45am Sky Arts
Wednesday 18th April 2018 12:40am Sky Arts
Monday 28th May 2018 1:30pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 8th 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
Terry Gilliam Self
Writing team
Terry Gilliam Writer
Production team
John Goldstone Producer
Simon Sleap Editor

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