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. 45 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1974. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and others.

See Also

Radio Five

Eric Idle parodies BBC radio with his own station, presenting shows on the (then non-existant) Radio Five.


Fierce Creatures

John Cleese leads the staff (and animals!) of an English zoo under threat from a heartless global corporation. A sort-of sequel to A Fish Called Wanda.


A Fish Called Wanda

A black comedy film starring John Cleese and Michael Palin. A con artist uses her female charms to steal a stash of jewels.


Monty Python's Life Of Brian

Biblical movie satire focusing on the life of Brian Cohen, a man born into Roman-occupied Judea who reluctantly finds himself mistaken for the Messiah.



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Fawlty Towers

Comedy about a hotel and its owner, a man of infinite rudeness with a rabid dislike of almost all guests.


Ripping Yarns

Series of comic plays written by and starring Pythons Terry Jones and Michael Palin.


The Goon Show

Highly surreal radio adventures that helped take British comedy into a new age. Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.