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It's... Monty Python

Celebrating half a century of absurdity, songs, jokes and genius, from Britain’s best-loved comedic sextet.

In 1969 John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman took one small silly walk for man, but one surreal leap for comedy when they unleashed their brilliant sketch show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, on an unsuspecting British public. The iconic TV series launched stage shows, films, numerous albums, books and musicals, and half a century later, ripples still emanate from that splash, with many modern-day practitioners citing the Pythons as an influence. In this collection we celebrate the work of this ingenious sextet, delving into the original show's many roots, branches and offshoots. Albatross.

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Monty Python's the Meaning of LifeMonty Python's the Meaning of Life

Comedy1983107 minsDirector: Terry Jones

Mr. Creosote, live organ transplants, salmon mousse... The Python's cinematic swansong contains some of the troupe's most notorious and hilarious sketches.

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JabberwockyJabberwocky

Comedy1977106 minsDirector: Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam's first feature as a solo director, here gloriously restored, is a riotous tale of monsters, true love and medieval manners.

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The MissionaryThe Missionary

Comedy198386 minsDirector: Richard Loncraine

In his first substantial feature-film role away from the involvement of his Monty Python cohorts, Michael Palin stars as a 19th-century missionary tasked with setting up a mission for fallen prostitutes.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Pilot Episode)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Pilot Episode)

Children's196723 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

The DNAYS team were assembled for this festive edition featuring a variety of sketches, including a strangely sentimental item with Michael Palin as an unloved music-hall-style singer.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 1)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 1)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

Here we meet Michael Palin’s prototype unhelpful shop assistant (a distinct precursor of many future Python characters), plus the Bonzos ripping up the stage with The Sound of Music.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 2)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 2)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

A more adult tone creeps into some of the sketches, in this second episode of the seminal series.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 4)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 4)

Children's196821 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

A previously unreleased and newly restored episode of the classic pre-Python comedy show, featuring some distinctly surreal sketches.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 5)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 5)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

With the series in full flow, the fifth episode showcases some splendid interplay between the team – plus some sumptuous mugging from David Jason.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 6)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 6)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

The series hits full speed with this zippy episode, notable for a genuinely sinister Michael Palin as an invading alien.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 9)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 9)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

Tim Brooke-Taylor steps into Michael Palin's shoes as an 'uninvited' addition to the comedy troupe.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 10)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 10)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

Slick sketches abound in this episode, as Eric Idle sits in and David Jason takes centre stage.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 11)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 11)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

Highlights in this episode include the terrific ‘Art Gallery’ sketch, with a Gumby-esque Terry Jones exhibited as a living art work.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 12)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 12)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

As the series nears its conclusion everybody in the cast seems thoroughly at ease with each other, delivering both slapstick and cerebral sketches with smooth efficiency.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 13)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 1 episode 13)

Children's196825 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

The last show of the first series sees everybody larking about somewhat.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set - Special Edition!Do Not Adjust Your Set - Special Edition!

Children's196827 minsDirector: Daphne Shadwell

This extended episode is an intriguing mixture of new material and newly shot reprises of sketches from the series.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 1)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 1)

Comedy196724 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

The very first show, featuring the debut delivery of the immortal linking line: ‘And now for something completely different...'

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Do Not Adjust Your StockingDo Not Adjust Your Stocking

Comedy196840 minsDirector: Adrian Cooper

The first episode made for Thames Television features Terry Gilliam's stunning yuletide animation, The Christmas Card.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 2 episode 2)Do Not Adjust Your Set (Series 2 episode 2)

Comedy196925 minsDirector: Adrian Cooper

The only surviving Series 2 episode features an abundance of sketches that move fast, are neatly shot, slickly written and very amusing indeed.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 2)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 2)

Comedy196721 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

This incomplete episode features only the show’s opening and first sketch, plus a brief fragment of the lengthy ‘Judge Not’ sketch, with the remainder presented as audio-only or script.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 3)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 3)

Comedy196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie share a sketch, while Marty Feldman's classic 'Bookshop' skit gets its first outing.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 4)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 4)

Comedy196723 mins

Highlights include Tim Brooke-Taylor's one-man battalion, Graham Chapman as a government minister literally falling to pieces and a four-handed ‘Cops in Drag’ sketch.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 5)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 5)

Comedy196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

The first of the missing episodes that survived at Teddington Studios contains an outstanding Cleese/Feldman two-hander, ‘The Wonderful World of the Ant’.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 6)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 1 episode 6)

Comedy196726 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

Rediscovered episode that includes the ‘Beekeeper Interview’, with Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman, and ends with a rousing rendition of ‘The Ferret Song’.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 1)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 1)

Sketch show196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

An incomplete episode that has been reconstructed with audio and scripts, but which features a video fragments of John Cleese's classic ‘Joke Shop’ sketch.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 2)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 2)

Comedy196726 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

A completely reconstructed episode sourced from Swedish TV compilations, ABC reels and audio recordings by Ray Frensham.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 3)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 3)

Comedy196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

Notable sketches include the return of Sydney Lotterby and the ‘Deaf Aids’ sketch, in this cherished and once-lost episode.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 4)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 4)

Comedy196725 mins

Containing the ‘The Willetts of Littlehampton’ sketch, which manages to send up both the period melodrama genre and the studio production process itself.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 5)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 5)

Comedy196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

David Frost's upstart protégés bite the hand that feed them, by brutally parodying his talk show style.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 6)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 6)

Comedy196725 minsDirector: Ian Fordyce

The penultimate show, which famously features the original and best rendition of the classic ‘Four Yorkshiremen’ sketch.

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At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 7)At Last the 1948 Show (Series 2 episode 7)

Comedy196725 mins

The series finale features one of the show’s finest sketches, in which Marty Feldman’s Mr Pest torments John Cleese’s uptight commuter.