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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1.33 : 1
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[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 Late Night Lineup (1964) See more »


Roving Report No. 2
Written by Jack Trombey
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