5 October 1969
'It's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart', Famous Deaths, Italian Lesson, Whizzo Butter, 'It's the Arts', Arthur "Two-Sheds" Jackson, Cycling Race, and The Funniest Joke in the World.
12 October 1969
Flying Sheep, French Lecture on Sheep-Aircraft, A Man With Three Buttocks, A Man With Two Noses, Musical Mice, Marriage Guidance Counselor, The Wacky Queen, Working-Class Playwright, A Scotsman on a Horse, The Wrestling Epilogue, and The Mouse Problem.
19 October 1969
Court Scene, The Larch, Bicycle Repair Man, Children's Stories, Restaurant Sketch, Seduced Milkmen, Stolen News Reader, Children's Interview, and Nudge Nudge.
26 October 1969
A change from street clothes to swim trunks turns into a burlesque act; a karate class exercises defense tactics against fresh fruit; a man tries to buy a book about false teeth.
16 November 1969
Confuse-a-Cat, The Smuggler, A Duck, a Cat and a Lizard (Discussion), Vox Pops on Smuggling, Police Raid, Letters on Vox Pops, Newsreader Arrested, Erotic Film, Cartoon - Charles Fatless, Silly Job Interview, Careers Advisory Board, Burglar/Encyclopaedia Salesman
23 November 1969
Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."
30 November 1969
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Arthur Figgis / Policeman / Superintendent Parrot / Man in Briefs / City Stockbroker's Neighbour / Man Stting Next to the Indian / Irving C. Saltzberg, Jnr. (as Graham C. Chapmanberg)|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Announcer / Interviewer for It's the Arts / Viking / Chartered Accountant / Inspector Praline / Frankenstein's Monster / Second Policeman / A Scottsman on a Horse / Fourth Writer (as John C. Cleeseberg)|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Karl / Larry / Vicar / Judge / Mr. Milton / Man in Briefs / Emma Hamilton / Woman in a Pram / Second Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Jonesberg)|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||It's Man / Arthur Figgis's Fan / Weedy Man in Pullover with National Health Specs / The Boss / First Bandit / Pepperpot / Scottsman / A City Stockbroker / House Manager / Betrothed Scottsman / First Writer (as Michael C. Palinberg)|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Knight in Armour / Mona Lisa / Lon Chaney / PolicemenPig / Boar / Boticelli Lover / Medieval Couple / Family Group / Doctor / Bishop / Saint / Dancers / Naked Ladies / Cricket Team / Man Against Exposure / Compére / Fifth Writer (voice) (as Terry C. Gilliamberg)|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Reg / Second Bandit / Indian / Third Writer (as Eric C. Idleberg)|
|Ian Davidson|| ... ||Edgar Hamilton / Sixth Writer (as Ian C. Davidsonberg)|
|Sheila Sands|| ... ||Topless Newsagent (uncredited)|
Invaders from another galaxy turn Englishmen into Scotsmen. Also: a comedy about camels; a corporate board meeting.
7 December 1969
A pet-shop customer returns his dead parrot; a gang of female senior citizens attacks a town's young men; a young army officer who joined the service to water-ski tries to resign.
14 December 1969
A man with double vision organizes a mountain-climbing expedition; llamas are celebrated in a rousing Spanish song; a barber is afraid to cut hair; a couple's romantic evening is ruined by uncouth visitors.
Season 1, Episode 10: Untitled21 December 1969
Sketches include: Bank Robber in Lingerie Shop, It's a Tree, Ron Obvious, Pet Conversations, Gorilla Librarian, Strangers in the Night
28 December 1969
A half-inch-tall man appears on a talk show; a town's women's guild reenacts Pearl Harbor; the entire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra retires to the restroom.
4 January 1970
The 127th annual Twit of the Year Show. Also: Hitler and Himmler are guests for tea in a boarding house; a BBC broadcast is interrupted when a British minister falls into a fissure.
11 January 1970
Among "historical" impersonations are Cardinal Richelieu as Petula Clark and Julius Caesar as Eddie Waring. Also: a police fairy tale; a vegetarian restaurant's menu, featuring a naked man with an apple in his mouth.
Season 2, Episode 1: Dinsdale!15 September 1970
A sketch about the Ministry of Silly Walks. Also: a British minister---attired in a pink tulle dress---talks about housing; 30 gas-company men investigate the installation of a stove; a giant hedgehog wanders London.
22 September 1970
An offbeat look at the Spanish Inquisition; an unconventional version of "Wuthering Heights." Also: a jury plays charades while delivering its verdict; a man attempts to find one nontaxable pleasure.
Season 2, Episode 3: Deja Vu29 September 1970
Sketches include: Flying Lessons, Hijacked Plane, Psychiatrist Milkman, Complaints, d?j? vu.
20 October 1970
A supersleuth bishop investigates a suspicious insurance business; an elderly couple construct a house that has no walls.
27 October 1970
Contestants vie for incriminating photos in "The Blackmail Game"; a boxer spars with schoolgirls.
3 November 1970
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Sir William / Butler / Headmaster / Waitress / Mr. Englebert Humperdinck / Doctor|
|John Cleese|| ... ||The Announcer / Mr. Cutler / Mr. Eric Praline / Ken Clean-Air Systems / Colonel Type|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Nude Organist / Second German Officer / Animated Anatomical Man / Second Smith / Neddy / Teddy|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Toastmaster / Brooky / 'Prawn Salad Accidents' Man / Third Smith / Butcher who is alternately rude and polite / Mrs. Clean Air Systems / Jack|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||'Blackmail' Address Reader / Member of RSFPTOTOOT / German Sergeant / Floor Manager / man in a green baize apron / First Smith / Mrs. Nellie Air-Vent / Critic|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||BBC Announcer / It's Man / 'Blackmail' Presenter / Barnes / Policeman / Bishop / Schoolmaster / Padre / City Gent / Boxing documentary narrator / Trainer / Master of Ceremonies|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Maid / Maureen Spencer|
|Ian Davidson|| ... ||Fritz|
|Connie Booth|| ... ||Schoolgirl / Petula Wilcox|
|Lyn Ashley|| ... ||Schoolgirl (as Mrs. Idle)|
Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special
10 November 1970
"The Attila the Hun Show"; a burlesque performance by government ministers; a documentary study of village idiots. Also: political groupies pursue MPs.
17 November 1970
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Jenny the Hun / Doctor / Minister of Pensions and Social Security / Second Groupie / Ratcatcher / Charles Darnay / Mr. Brando / Third City Idiot / Second Old Idiot / Interviewer / Peter / Game-Show Hostess|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Announcer / Attila the Hun / Fifth Groupie / Cricketer / Arthur Figgis / Kevin O'Nassis / First City Idiot / Fourth Old Idiot / Jim / Michael Miles|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Viking / Various Roles|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Uncle Tom / Compere / First Groupie / Wains Cotting Woman / Professor / Cyril / Old Idiot / Third Old Idiot / Brian|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs / Mr. Concrete / Dr. Manette / Clerk / Fourth City Idiot / Fifth Old Idiot / Mrs. Scum|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Robin the Hun / Third Groupie / Mrs. Concrete / Newsreader / Mr. Jenkins / Second City Idiot / First Old Idiot|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Mrs. Attila the Hun / Miss Norris / Miss Garter-Oil / Lucy Manette|
A dissatisfied bridegroom tries to exchange his spouse; hunters pursue a terrifying mosquito; domestic problems interrupt the work of Beethoven, Shakespeare, Michelangelo and other creative geniuses.
24 November 1970
A University of Woolamaloo philosophy-department meeting---the members of which are all named Bruce; an exploding penguin; a radio version of "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots." Also: advice on how to pick up a cosmetic surgeon.
1 December 1970
Foam-rubber snow and a stuffed lion are featured in a scene from "Scott of the Antarctic"; a football match is waged between gynecologists and Long John Silver impersonators.
8 December 1970
Conquistador coffee campaign; Repeating groove; Ramsey MacDonald striptease; Job hunter; International Chinese Communist Conspiracy; Crelm Toothpaste/Shrill petrol; Agatha Christie sketch (railway timetables); Mr Neville Shunte - railroad playwright; Gavin Millarrrrr writes; Film director/dentist Martin Curry (teeth); City gents vox pops; 'Crackpot Religions Ltd'; 'How not to be seen'; Crossing the Atlantic on a tricycle; Interview in filing cabinet; 'Yummy yummy'; Monty Python's Flying Circus again in thirty seconds.
Season 2, Episode 12: Spam15 December 1970
World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.
22 December 1970
Miners brawl over historical facts; hospital patients serve the doctors; five shipwrecked mariners decide whom they will have for dinner.
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||First Coal Miner / Mr. Pudifoot / Waiter / Hospital Patient / Fourth Doctor / Mountaineer / Second Sailor / Undertaker / Various|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Announcer / Mr. Sm / Mr. Feldman / First Doctor / Fifth Doctor / Fifth Sailor / Various|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Foreman / Mr. Ith / Adman / Mr. Martin / Second Doctor / Third Sailor / Various|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Second Coal Miner / Herbert Mental / Third Doctor / Fourth Sailor / Varoius|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Third Miner / Newsreader / Scot / Hospital Patient / First Sailor / Various|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Morgan / Various|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Miss Rodgers / Waitress / Various|
|Ian Davidson|| ... ||RSPCA Man|
|Reginald Bosanquet|| ... ||Himself (uncredited)|
19 October 1972
A courteous murderer wins a suspended sentence by virtue of his charm; a search for Paris by way of Iceland is interrupted by a plane crash and a shipwreck. Also: how to dispose of pets before going on vacation.
26 October 1972
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Nude Organist / Judge / Mrs. Varley / Alan Whicker #2 / Various (as Alan Whicker)|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Announcer / Prosecuting Counsel / Mrs. Premise / Head of Drama / Alan Whicker #5 / Various (as John Cleese Whicker)|
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||First Policeman / Superintendent / Mrs. Conclusion / Alan Whicker #4 / Various (as Graham Whicker Chapman)|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Icelandic Gent / 'It's' Man / Viking / Police Constable Pan-Am / Mrs. Sartre / Alan Whicker #3 / Various (as Alan Michael Palin Whicker)|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Michael Norman Randall / Usher / Mrs. Inference / Alan Whicker #1 / Various (as Eric Whicker Whicker Idle)|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Various (as Terry Terry Whicker Alan Gilliam)|
|Lyn Ashley|| ... ||First Juror (as Mrs. Idle)|
|Connie Booth|| ... ||Second Juror (as Connie Whicker Booth)|
|Rita Davies|| ... ||Third Juror (as Rita Whicker Davies)|
|Nigel Jones|| ... ||Various (as Nigel Whicker Jones)|
|Frank Williams|| ... ||Clerk of the Court|
A couple investigate the cultural similarities between two London districts, seven miles apart; schoolboys' extracurricular activities are examined; a TV farming club comments on Tchaikovsky.
2 November 1972
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Mrs. Norris / Noel / Doctor / First Expert / Jean Wennerstrom / Priest / Fourth Officer / Mr. Kelly / Various|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Announcer / Alan / Mrs. Nigger-Baiter's Son / Second Presenter / Fourth Knight / First Officer / Police Chief / Various|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Voice Over #2 / Man on Left / Stebbins / Jackie / Vicar / First Presenter / Gary Coover / First Knight / Third Officer / Second Guard / Newsreader / 'It's' Announcer / Various|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Man on Right / Nude Organist / Tidwell / Mrs. S / Second Expert / Sviastoslav Richter / Second Knight / Kevin Francis - Before / Captain / Paul Fox / Various|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Voice Over #1 / Brian Norris / 'It's' Man / Headmaster / Mrs. Nigger-Baiter / Maurice / Mark Edwards / Third Knight / Mrs. Kelly / Various|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Balderston / Second Officer / First Guard / Various|
|Julia Breck|| ... ||Rita / Puss In Boots|
|John Hughman|| ... ||Kevin Francis - After (uncredited)|
|Lulu|| ... ||Herself (uncredited)|
|Ringo Starr|| ... ||Himself (uncredited)|
"The Money Program" features a Swiss banker, a city accountant and a song of praise.
9 November 1972
A program called "Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror," featuring a man who speaks exclusively in anagrams; a timorous TV announcer, before and after he undergoes psychiatric treatment; the employment of "pantomime horses."
16 November 1972
Contestants in "The All-England Summarize Proust Competition" are judged in swimsuit and evening-gown categories; an irate customer confronts his travel agent. Also: an expedition to Mount Everest, made by an international group of hairstylists.
23 November 1972
Surgical tools applied to a mildly anesthetized patient include a power drill and a mallet; a TV program features a lecture on gastropods, highlighted by the visit of a whelk.
Season 3, Episode 7: Salad Days30 November 1972
A climbing expedition negotiates a hazardous London road; an attempt is made to determine whether an urban dwelling is a house or a lifeboat. Also: a mouse's quest for cheese, which leads to the production of a Western called "Rogue Cheddar."
7 December 1972
Mr Pither; Clodagh Rogers; Trotsky; Smolensk; Bingo-crazed Chinese (British Ambassador); 'Jack in a Box'.
14 December 1972
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Nurse / Genevieve / Chinaman / Secret Policeman Wallet / Senior General / Messenger / Various|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Driver / Doctor / M. Brun / Mr. Livingstone / Secret Policeman Bag / General / Various|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Proprietor / Old Lady / Doctor / Mme. Brun / Military Man / Secret Policeman Grip / Mr. Pither's Mother / Compère / Various|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Mr. Gulliver|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Mr. Pither|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Desk Clerk|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Girl / Cabbie / Various|
A housing project induced by hypnosis stands---as long as the tenants believe in it. Also: highlights of the Olympic Hide-and-Seek finals; suggestions for improving bullfighting, such as the use of radar.
21 December 1972
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Floor Director / Man in Tails / Mr. Clement Onan / Mayor / Don Roberts / Mrs. Cheap-Laugh / Various|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Second Airline Pilot / Announcer / First Radio Voice / Mr. Wang / Mr. Robinson / Brigadier / Voice Over #3 / Various|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Himself / Knight with Chicken (as The Usual Lot)|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Mr. Badger / Voice Over #1 / Arthur Huntingdon / Tenant / Disc Jockey Voice / Commentator, 'Hide-and-Seek' Finals / 'Probe' Presenter / Professor Herman Khan / Various|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Italian Teacher / Nude Organist / Construction Foreman / The Amazing Mystico / Superintendent Harry 'Boot-In' Swalk / Mr. Battersby / Francisco Huron / Mr. Cheap-Laugh / Harry / Various|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||First Airline Pilot / 'It's' Man / Voice Over #2 / Mr. Ken Verybigliar / Third Radio Voice / Peer of the Realm / Frank Bough / Official / Redcoat / James M'Burke / Various|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Airline Stewardess / Voice of Shirley / Attendant / Mrs. Robinson / Various|
|Marie Anderson|| ... ||Girl interviewing the announcer|
|Lyn Ashley|| ... ||Algon Girl (as Mrs. Idle)|
A police investigator is mistaken for Sir Philip Sidney in a Tudor-period job agency, which actually deals in pornography; King Solomon judges the case of a stray bee; a panel of dead people debates the question "Is There a Life After Death?"
4 January 1973
A highwayman steals "lupins" from the rich and tries to give them to the poor. Also: the first episode in a tatty, tedious 18th-century serial is brought to a screeching halt; peasants clamor for Titian paintings and Venetian glass.
11 January 1973
'A Book at Bedtime'; 'Red Gauntlet'; Kamikaze Highlanders; No time to lose; Penguins; BBC pro-gramme planners; Unexploded Scotsmen; 'Spot the Looney'; Rival documentaries; 'Dad's Doctors'; Dad's Pooves'.
18 January 1973
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Technician / Sapper MacDonald / Professor Ken Roswell / Sir Walter Scott / Angus Tinker|
|John Cleese|| ... ||Second Reader / Captain / 'Penguins' Presenter / Second Major / First Producer|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Book at Bedtime' Voice Over / Third Reader / Second Soldier / 'No Time to Lose Advice Centre' Consultant / Dr. Lewis Hoad / Swedish Person / First Major / 'Spot the Loony Presenter|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||RSM Urdoch / Professor / Gurt Svensson / Charles Dickens / A Forestry Expert|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Jeremy Toogood / 'McKamikaze Highlanders' Voice Over / Scots Soldier / Bowler Hatted Man / Dr. Peaches Bartkowicz / Dame Elsie Occluded / Second Producer|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||No-Time Toulouse Narrator / Second Technician / Miles Yellowbird|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Make-Up Girl (uncredited)|
Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, George Bernard Shaw and the future Edward VII exchange epigrams at an evening party; mechanical brain surgery fails to dramatically affect a woman's mentality.
31 October 1974
The Montgolfier brothers prepare for the first balloon flight. Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam.
7 November 1974
A shopper tries to determine the identity of a man being paged in a bizarre department store; a poetry reading is disrupted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
14 November 1974
A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.
Season 4, Episode 4: Hamlet21 November 1974
Hamlet undergoes psychoanalysis; eight Queen Victorias compete in the Queen Victoria handicap race; a boxing contender gets his head knocked off.
28 November 1974
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Hamlet / Dr. Bruce Genuine / Robert / First Reporter / Second Radio Announcer / Mrs. Non-Smoker / Various (voice)|
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||First Psychiatrist / Reporter / Father / Mrs. Smoker / Dentist / Housewife / Second Jockey / Various|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Fourth Psychiatrist / Man Banging on Wall / Black Man / Various|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Third Psychiatrist / Policeman / Mr. Gabriello / First Radio Announcer / Mrs. Gorilla / Frank Gough / Property Dealer / First Jockey / Various (voice)|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Dr. Natal / Michael Charlton / Second Assistant / Mrs. Non-Gorilla / Brian MacThighbone / Various|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Nurse / Carol / Various|
|Jimmy Hill|| ... ||Himself|
|Bob Raymond|| ... ||First Assistant / Dental Patient (as Bob E. Raymond)|
|Connie Booth|| ... ||Ophelia (as Constance Booth)|
The search for Mr. Neutron, who plans to dominate the world, stretches from a London suburb to the Yukon, and results in the destruction of earthly civilization.
5 December 1974
A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.
|Graham Chapman|| ... ||Valerie Garibaldi / Female Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Icelandic Honey Salesman / Doctor / Sir Pratt / Voice Over #3 / Man in Studio|
|Terry Gilliam|| ... ||Kevin Garibaldi / Pepperpot Son / Animated Opera Singer|
|Eric Idle|| ... ||Radio Voice / Mrs. Garibaldi / Professor / Male Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Pepperpot Mother / Brigadier N. F. Marwood-Git (retired) / Carl Vernon / Newsreader|
|Terry Jones|| ... ||Mr. Garibaldi / Lady Organs / Male Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Pepperpot Dad / Mr. Williams / Mrs. What-a-long-name-this-is-hardly-worth-typing-but-never-mind-it-doesn't-come-up-again / Voice Over #2|
|Michael Palin|| ... ||Voice Over #1 / Ralph Garibaldi / 'Most Awful Family in Britain' (Sport) Presenter / Female Fanshaw-Chumleigh / Brian / Linkman / David Attenborough / Animated Professor / Cricket Commentator|
|Carol Cleveland|| ... ||Nurse / Girl's Voice|
|Bob Raymond|| ... ||'Dad' (as Bob E. Raymond)|
|Peter Brett|| ... ||Door-to-Door Martial Arts Salesman|
|Neil Innes|| ... ||Hesitant guitarist|
16 April 1971
Highlights of this special produced for entry in the 1971 Golden Rose of Montreux Festival include selections mainly from the second series such as "Scott of the Sahara"; the Gas Cooker sketch; the semaphore version of "Wuthering Heights"; the "Ministry of Silly Walks"; plus some new material including an exploding version of the "Blue Danube".
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