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.

Python At 50: Silly Talks And Holy Grails

BBC Two documentary about Monty Python. 1 episode in 2019. Features Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and others.

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Python At 50: Silly Talks And Holy Grails

Rare Monty Python-related clips from the BBC archives

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2019
Channel
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

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.

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Broadcast details

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