Monty Python's Flying Circus. Image shows from L to R: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam. Copyright: BBC.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC Two and BBC One sketch show hit. 46 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1974. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and others.

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Disability need not be a punchline

British television and British humour are two worlds that go hand in hand. British comedy television contains many representations of various groups, but disability often meets comedy at an intersection where disabled people sit at the butt of cheap jokes: from the severely sight impaired American cartoon character Mr Magoo to the use of mental health problems for comedic gain in Peep Show.

Bethany Dawson and Tobias Soar, Black on White TV, 9th July 2020

Ministry of Silly Walks comes to Berkshire village

The residents of a Berkshire village have been filmed re-enacting one of British comedy's most famous sketches.

Monty Python fan James Ruffell put up signs outside his house in Sonning informing people they were entering the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Silly Walks.

He filmed the results with a motion-controlled webcam and uploaded the subsequent silliness to Facebook.

BBC, 28th May 2020

Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 3 Blu-Ray review

Continuing my reviews of Network Distributing's remastered high-definition versions of Monty Python's Flying Circus (read the first and second parts here), Series 3 finds the show at its height of popularity on television, albeit with a few signs of fatigue or repetition and less classic sketches in its arsenal.

Dan Owen, Frame Rated, 7th April 2020

Review: Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 2 Blu-Ray

This Series 2 box-set review was being written when news of Terry Jones' passing broke on 22 January 2020, so it seems only fitting to single out his contribution to Monty Python as a founding member.

Dan Owen, Frame Rated, 27th January 2020

In this era of woke, could Monty Python happen now?

Monty Python was bold, adventurous, ground-breaking television. We love it because it was cheeky and funny and boyish - and there's nothing wrong with that. It's time to harness their pioneering spirit. Let's loosen up our culture. Let's be free and creative and funny again.

Tim Dawson, Free Market Conservatives, 23rd January 2020

Top 10 Network Comedy Releases of the 2010s

A look back at Network Distributing's best ten comedy DVD and Blu-ray titles released in the last decade.

Aaron Brown, Network, 6th December 2019

Python release new country version of I'm So Worried

Monty Python have released a new country and western single version of their 1980 album track I'm So Worried.

British Comedy Guide, 27th November 2019

Review: Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 1 Blu-Ray

The 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus is celebrated with the release of the first series on high-definition Blu-ray, restored by Network Distributing...

Dan Owen, Frame Rated, 22nd November 2019

Python special features revealed

A ream of special features - notably including never-before-seen cut-down and removed sketches - have been revealed for the upcoming restored Monty Python's Flying Circus 50th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD releases.

British Comedy Guide, 21st October 2019

Margaret Thatcher meets Monty Python

In 1989, as part of the Liberals rebrand as the Liberal Democrats, they adopted a bird as their logo. And one of Thatcher's speech-writers had the bright idea of mocking it by referencing Monty Python's dead parrot sketch. But Mrs Thatcher had never seen the sketch and had never heard of Monty Python.

Ferdie Rous, The Oldie, 10th October 2019