Python At 50: Silly Talks And Holy Grails. Terry Gilliam

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2019
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Doon Mackichan
Producers
Simon Goretzki and Simon Catt
Companies

A selection of rarely seen Monty Python moments from the BBC archives, following the group's encounters with 'Auntie" over the past 50 years and capturing them at the height of their power.

Highlights include Terry Gilliam showing how he created his unique Python animations; Graham Chapman discussing the pressures of life as a homosexual, alcoholic comic; John Cleese explaining why he had to quit the final TV series; and Michael Palin promoting The Life Of Brian on a children's programme.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 7th September 2019 at 10pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour

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