Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 2, Episode 5

Live from the Grill-o-Mat (27 Oct. 1970)

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Contestants vie for incriminating photos in "The Blackmail Game"; a boxer spars with schoolgirls.


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Episode cast overview:
Sir William / Butler / Headmaster / Waitress / Mr. Englebert Humperdinck / Doctor
The Announcer / Mr. Cutler / Mr. Eric Praline / Ken Clean-Air Systems / Colonel Type
Nude Organist / Second German Officer / Animated Anatomical Man / Second Smith / Neddy / Teddy
Toastmaster / Brooky / 'Prawn Salad Accidents' Man / Third Smith / Butcher who is alternately rude and polite / Mrs. Clean Air Systems / Jack
'Blackmail' Address Reader / Member of RSFPTOTOOT / German Sergeant / Floor Manager / man in a green baize apron / First Smith / Mrs. Nellie Air-Vent / Critic
BBC Announcer / It's Man / 'Blackmail' Presenter / Barnes / Policeman / Bishop / Schoolmaster / Padre / City Gent / Boxing documentary narrator / Trainer / Master of Ceremonies
Maid / Maureen Spencer
Ian Davidson ...
Schoolgirl / Petula Wilcox
Lyn Ashley ...
Schoolgirl (as Mrs. Idle)


Contestants vie for incriminating photos in "The Blackmail Game"; a boxer spars with schoolgirls.

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