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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)


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Director: Terry Jones

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