Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 3, Episode 12

A Book at Bedtime (11 Jan. 1973)

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'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'.

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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Technician / Sapper MacDonald / Professor Ken Roswell / Sir Walter Scott / Angus Tinker
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Second Reader / Captain / 'Penguins' Presenter / Second Major / First Producer
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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
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RSM Urdoch / Professor / Gurt Svensson / Charles Dickens / A Forestry Expert
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Jeremy Toogood / 'McKamikaze Highlanders' Voice Over / Scots Soldier / Bowler Hatted Man / Dr. Peaches Bartkowicz / Dame Elsie Occluded / Second Producer
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No-Time Toulouse Narrator / Second Technician / Miles Yellowbird
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'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'.

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11 January 1973 (UK)  »

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There was originally going to be a sketch entitled "Party Political Broadcast" (choreographed). However, it was cut from this episode, and also the trailers ("Dad's Doctors" and "Dad's Pooves") at the end were accidentally cut from the U.S. DVD release. The two trailers are present in European VHS and DVD releases. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: What makes these young Scotsman so keen to kill themselves?
Scottsman #1: The money's good.
Scottsman #2: And the water skiing.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Can Can
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Composed by Jacques Offenbach
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