Monty Python group. Image shows from L to R: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Peter Titheradge, Terry Jones, Carol Cleveland, Eric Idle.

The Roots Of Monty Python

London Live documentary. 1 episode in 2016. Features Graham McTavish, Geoff Norcott, Alexei Sayle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and others.

The Roots Of Monty Python

A look back at the origins of the ground-breaking BBC comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2016
Channel
London Live
Episodes
1
Features
Graham McTavish, Geoff Norcott, Alexei Sayle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Writer
Bob Carruthers
Director
Rachael Griffiths
Producer
Rachael Griffiths

A look back at the origins of the ground-breaking BBC comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus.

First published in conjunction with a book entitled Monty Python In The Beginning in 2005, this documentary examines the origins of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and the background of the six men who would form the legendary comedy group.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st August 2016 on London Live at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 16th April 2018 at 5:00am

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