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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How Monty Python saved my life (maybe)

Monty Python - punk before the Sex Pistols - remains the greatest television comedy of all time, writes Aidan Smith.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 13th August 2019

Monty Python's 50th anniversary details

A range of new and re-released products have been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus; plus a world record attempt; BFI and BBC Two seasons, an HD-restored box set, and more.

British Comedy Guide, 26th June 2019

Michael Palin 'will probably be only knighted Python'

Michael Palin has predicted he will be the only Monty Python member to become a sir after being dubbed a knight by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

BBC, 12th June 2019

Hundreds take part in 'silly walk' parade in Hungary

Hundreds of people took part in a Monty Python-inspired "silly walk" parade in the Hungarian capital Budapest to mark April Fools' Day.

BBC, 2nd April 2019

Why Monty Python will always look on the bright side

With the passing of Dame June Whitfield and the New Year's Honours bestowing a knighthood on Michael Palin, I found myself reflecting on the half-life of comedy.

Stephen Naysmith, The Herald, 31st December 2018

Why we need some Python spirit

Our absurd cultural climate is ripe for ridicule.

Robin Ashenden, Spiked, 30th October 2018

Dutch 'silly walks' crossing is a hit

A Dutch town has officially opened a 'silly walks' road crossing, in honour of a classic sketch from the 1970s BBC comedy programme Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Martin Morgan, BBC, 22nd October 2018

Eric Idle interview

"Monty Python entered the BBC through a backdoor and refused to leave"

Sopan Deb, The Independent, 6th October 2018

Bring back the silly genius of Monty Python

The discovery of unused Monty Python material from Michael Palin's archive last week shed light on a forgotten world

Ben Lawrence, The Telegraph, 5th August 2018

The BBC wouldn't dare make a comedy like Python today

Comedy isn't just a form of entertainment. It's also a form of social history.

Michael Deacon, The Telegraph, 4th August 2018