Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 2, Episode 6

It's a Living (3 Nov. 1970)

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Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special


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Episode credited cast:
Mr. Nabarro / Chinaman / Interviewer / Gas Man / Raymond Luxury Yacht (pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove) / Third Man / Alphonse / Various
Announcer / Man with Dung / Peter / Fourth Man / Linkman / Third Officer / Various
It's a Living Compère / Second Bishop / Policeman / Timmy Williams / Registrar / Gerald / Second Officer / Various
Voice Over #2 / Man with Painful Tooth / Detective / Soldier / L.F. Dibley / Inspector / Nigel Watt / First Man / First Officer / George / Various
Voice Over #1 / First Bishop / Dame Irene Stoat / Host / Waiter / Second Interviewer / Second Man / Norman / Various
Eric / Various Roles
Rita Davies ...
Ian Davidson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Mason ...
Clapper Man


Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special

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3 November 1970 (UK)  »

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The character Timmy Williams is based on David Frost. Amongst the fictitious names in the credits for the fictitious Timmy Williams show are Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Monty Python and Sydney Lotterby. See more »


[first lines]
Announcer: Hello, good evening, and welcome to, "It's A Living." The rules are very simple. Each week, we get a large fee. At the end of that week, we get another large fee. If there's been no interruption at the end of the year, we get a repeat fee, which can be added on for tax purposes to the previous year, or the following year if there's no new series. Every contestant, in addition to getting a large fee is entitled to three drinks at the BBC or, if the show is over, seven drinks - ...
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


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