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.

Video Clips

The Funniest Joke In The World

It turns out the funniest joke in the world is a dangerous thing.

From Series 1, Episode 1. Featuring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

Election Night Special

This sketch, which was originally featured in Series 2 Episode 6 of Monty Python's Flying Circus and aired on Tuesday 3rd November 1970, parodies the coverage of the UK General Elections, specifically the 1970 General Election, on the BBC.

From Series 2, Episode 6. Featuring: Graham Chapman, Ian Davidson (Colin), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

A blancmange to win Wimbledon?

Is a blancmange going to win Wimbledon? Or will it be a Scotsman?

From Series 1, Episode 7.

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Python Bytes is the first of the official Monty PyPhone app. It brings you the 22 best sketches from the first series of Monty Python's Flying Circus, plus back-stories about the sketches from the Pythons themselves. Buy app

The Parrot Sketch

It's an ex-parrot! One of the most famous sketches in British comedy history.

From Series 1, Episode 8. Featuring: John Cleese, Michael Palin.

The Cheese Shop

From Series 3, Episode 7. Featuring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.