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Python Night

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A celebration of seminal comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus, marking 30 years since the transmission of the first episode. Ends 12.35am See Choice. (s) It's ... the return of Monty Python: page 25 Michael Palin - I Did It Hemingway: page 30
9.00 It's ... the Monty Python Story. The five surviving members of the Monty Python team - John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam - discuss the roots of the programme's bizarre humour. Python devotees Robin Williams, Kevin Kline and Frank Skinner are among those paying tribute. Presented by Eddie Izzard. (S)
9.50 The first of two short sketch sequences written by the Python team. More at 10.10pm. (S)
9.55 Pythonland Michael Palin revisits some of the locations featured in Monty Python's most popular sketches. Producer Ralph Lee (S)
10.10 A second collection of new Python sketches. (S)
10.15 Monty Python's Life of Brian
Comedy starring the Monty Python team. Mistaken for Jesus from the moment of his birth, Brian goes through life in the shadow of the true Messiah. Widescreen. Director Terry Jones (1979, 15) (S) Films: pp 74-80 ****
11.50 Lost Python Rediscovered Python material lost in 1971, including Spring Dance of the Futures Brokers. (S)

Contributors

Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Presented By: Eddie Izzard.
Unknown: Pythonland Michael Palin
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Ralph Lee
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Monty Python
Director: Terry Jones

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