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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. 46 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1974. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Carol Cleveland.

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The inside stories behind Monty Python

Extracts from Adrian Besley's new book Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Secrets.

Adrian Besley, Daily Mail, 18th February 2017

Monty Python scripts and props sold for £20,000+

The perfectly preserved collection had been kept by Valerie Charlton, a model-maker who worked on the cult comedy.

The Mirror, 30th September 2016

New Yorker cover uses Python to tackle Brexit

"I was stunned when I heard the news this morning," Barry Blitt says, of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the subject of his cover for the upcoming issue of The New Yorker. "And really upset," Blitt adds. "I just sent money to my kid, who's travelling over there--if I had just waited, I'd have saved a bundle now that the pound has collapsed."

Barry Blitt, The New Yorker, 24th June 2016

Eric Idle: the BBC paid us £2,000 a series for Python

The actor and musician pays tax in three countries but doesn't vote in any of them, but he has never regretted leaving London for sunny Los Angeles.

Angela Wintle, The Telegraph, 10th January 2016

Michael Palin blasts Melton's Monty Python plaque thief

Monty Python legend Michael Palin has slammed the apparent theft of a Melton plaque honouring his late co-star Graham Chapman as 'stupid and selfish'.

Melton Times, 16th October 2015

Terry Gilliam: The other Pythons intimidate me

Terry Gilliam has revealed how he still feels intimidated by the quick verbal wit of his Monty Python colleagues.

Chortle, 8th October 2015

Monty Python's 25 funniest quotes

The Telegraph selects its favourite Monty Python quotes, presented in picture gallery format.

The Telegraph, 15th August 2015

Michael Palin: Monty Python is not dead, just resting

While there are no plans for further (full) Monty Python live concerts, Palin said he was relieved at the positive response from fans and it has inspired the team to start thinking about new material.

Chris Hook, Australian Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2015

Czech silly walkers pay tribute to Monty Python

An 80-strong group did the fourth annual Silly Walk March in the southern Czech city of Brno, inspired by a 1970 Monty Python sketch featuring John Cleese with a bowler hat, briefcase and goofy gait.

Luxemburger Wort, 20th January 2015

John Cleese chooses his top 5 sketches

In the course of John Cleese's interview this week for TIME's 10 Questions, the British comedy icon named the top five sketches he has written and/or performed in.

Time Magazine, 8th November 2014

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