Mr Pither; Clodagh Rogers; Trotsky; Smolensk; Bingo-crazed Chinese (British Ambassador); 'Jack in a Box'.
Did You Know?
The poster in Pither's cell advertising variety acts in a Moscow theatre include a double act Burgess and McLean. Burgess and McLean were British spies passing on information to the Russians during and after World War 2 although they acted individually, not as a team. See more
(at around 40 mins) When the Russian soldiers throw Pither into his cell, the back wall is bare. But when the shot changes to a close-up of Pither, a poster is hanging on the wall. See more
[switching from complex Russian
Forgive me if I continue in English to save time...
The standard opening credits sequence is omitted in favour of a simple caption - "The Cycling Tour". See more
Jack in the Box
Written by David Myers and John Worsley
Performed by John Cleese
and Eric Idle
Performed by Clodagh Rodgers See more