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1 January 2007 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Miriam Margolyes ... Narrator (voice)
Phill Jupitus ... Himself
Barry Cryer ... Himself (as Barry Cryer OBE)
Jonathan Margolis ... Himself

Carol Cleveland ... Herself

Steve Pemberton ... Himself

Harry Shearer ... Himself
Neil Innes ... Himself
John Howard Davies ... Himself
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Himself

Andrew Sachs ... Himself

Prunella Scales ... Herself (as Prunella Scales CBE)
Barry Norman ... Himself (as Barry Norman CBE)

Simon Jones ... Himself
Robert Hewison ... Himself
John Halsey ... Himself
Bernard McKenna ... Himself
Robert Ross ... Himself
Sanford Lieberson ... Himself (as Sandy Lieberson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Connie Booth ... Polly Sherman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Graham Chapman ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Craig Charles ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Cleese ... Himself - Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)
Les Dawson ... Sandy Smythe (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barry Evans ... Dr. Michael Upton (archive footage) (uncredited)

Terry Gilliam ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Eric Idle ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Jason ... The Odd Job Man (archive footage) (uncredited)

Terry Jones ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Palin ... Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jonathan Pryce ... Sam Lowry (archive footage) (uncredited)

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Riley 
Produced by
Jenny Borthwick .... archive producer
Nicole Dudley .... assistant producer
Wendy Gupta .... assistant producer
Gary Monaghan .... executive producer
Jon Riley .... producer
Production Management
Anne Munyard .... production manager
Sound Department
Robin Saunders .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Atkinson .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Adam Coates .... off-line editor
David Frisby .... on-line editor
Other crew
Christina Fava .... production team
Hayley Fineberg .... production coordinator
Debi Roach .... head of production
Matt Robinson .... production team
Robert Ross .... consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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48 min

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The documentary featuring none of the pythons..., 26 January 2008
Author: Uberhamster from Leyden

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

In 1974 Monty python decided to quit after 4 TV series. So each of the pythons went their separate ways. This is the tale of "What the Pythons did next...". Fawlty Towers for John Cleese, Michael Palin went traveling, Terry Gilliam became a director in his own right, Eric Idle revisited Monty Python to make Spamalot, Terry Jones went into history, and Graham Chapman is dead. (Not really a spoiler I dare say.)

This is all nice and informative, but it doesn't go very deep. For example, there is no mention of Cleese's work on the Amnesty fund raisers (known as the Secret Policeman's Balls), or Graham Chapman's "Jake's Journey", which supposedly was actually very promising. Also left out is anything reuniting the pythons after 1974, except for the three movies: no word on their record collection, the live shows, or other occasional reunions as in 1989 and 1999. Come to think about it, I don't think any of the pythons appeared in this documentary except in archive footage? That's not good...

Also missing is some basic information. Michael Palin starred in Brazil, OK that's just a detail. And it is fun to finally see a few glimpses of "Out of the Trees" by Graham Chapman, but for some reason they forgot to mention Douglas Adams here? And wasn't Fawlty Towers based on a hotel where the pythons once stayed back in the days of the Flying Circus? The research department must have been sleeping.

There are a few glimpses of really obscure projects, but the whole thing doesn't really chart any unknown territory.

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