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It is 25 years since new late-night comedy series crept into a "regional opt-out" slot and quickly became cult viewing, a fresh marriage of the Goons' surrealism and the university humour of Beyond the Fringe.
Tonight a rerun of the very first series begins, starring John Cleese , Terry Jones ,
Michael Palin , Eric Idle , the late Graham Chapman and animator Terry Gilliam. From such immediate forerunners as Do Not Adjust
Your Set and At Last the Show a new landmark in British broadcast humour was born.
Tonight meet Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson, follow
Picasso's in the Tour de France, and try not to die laughing at the world's funniest joke.
On Friday at 9.30pm on BBC2 there's a chance to see the 1990 Omnibus film on Monty Python dedicated to Chapman, who died during its production. Producer John Howard Davies
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