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Britain's top comedians pay tribute to the iconic series, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 34 of 36)

Eric Idle ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)

John Cleese ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)

Michael Palin ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)

Terry Gilliam ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)

Terry Jones ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)
Danny Scheinmann ... Abe Appenheimer (6 episodes, 2009)
Barry Cryer ... Himself (5 episodes, 2009)
David Sherlock ... Himself (5 episodes, 2009)

Steve Coogan ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)
Phill Jupitus ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)
Bill Oddie ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)
Neil Innes ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)

Julian Doyle ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)

Eddie Izzard ... Himself (4 episodes, 2009)
Nancy Lewis ... Herself (3 episodes, 2009)
John Goldstone ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)

Carol Cleveland ... Herself (3 episodes, 2009)

Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)

Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
Robert Hewison ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)

Bruce Dickinson ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)

Russell Brand ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
John Du Prez ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Himself (3 episodes, 2009)

Olivia Harrison ... Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Dave Howman ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
John Massey ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
André Jacquemin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Art Mortimer ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)

Seth Green ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Nick Mason ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)

Stephen Merchant ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)

Simon Pegg ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)

Tim Roth ... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Bill Jones (6 episodes, 2009)
Alan G. Parker (6 episodes, 2009)
Ben Timlett (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Produced by
Margarita Doyle .... line producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Bill Jones .... series producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Tina Pawlik .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Ben Timlett .... series producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Winter .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Original Music by
Dave Howman (6 episodes, 2009)
André Jacquemin (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Cinematography by
Nick Rutter (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Caroline Sarin (6 episodes, 2009)

Ben Luria (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Sonia Timlett (unknown episodes, 2009)
Series Sound Department
André Jacquemin .... sound designer (6 episodes, 2009)

Peter Gaudino .... sound recordist (unknown episodes, 2009)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Farr .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2009)

Ben Fordesman .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Series Animation Department
Nick Rutter .... animation director (6 episodes, 2009)
Jesse Sanders .... senior animator (6 episodes, 2009)
Steven Lall .... animator (2 episodes, 2009)

Justin Weyers .... key animator (unknown episodes, 2009)
Series Editorial Department
Andy Lee .... colorist / on-line editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Series Other crew
Tim Cooke .... production runner (unknown episodes, 2009)
John Edginton .... production consultant (unknown episodes, 2009)
Laura Louise Hodgson .... researcher (unknown episodes, 2009)
Steven Seller .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2009)
Series Thanks
Sonia Timlett .... very special thanks (unknown episodes, 2009)

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Netherlands:107 min (6 parts)
Australia:M | Canada:18+ (TV rating)


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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Beyond nostalgia...., 22 October 2009
Author: rcwkr from United States

This series is for hardcore Pythonistas (like myself), casual fans, and those discerning younguns who have yet to be exposed to their wacky, irreverent, and cerebral brand of humour. I am writing this having seen only 4 of the 6 installments, but so far it has been great. Although retrospectives have been assembled at 20 and 30 year anniversaries, this edition has enough new insights and behind the scenes characters to keep it fresh, and by far the most entertaining yet. Sharing with us some snippets of old TV shows and comedians (and in the case of T. Gilliam, cartoonist/publisher Harvey Kurtzman) that influenced them is quite enlightening. I really like the solitary black background interview format, the editors did a terrific job in melding the comments by the surviving 5.....and they all look great. Speaking of great looking, even in her mid 60s, Carol Cleveland is still hot! I also love the comments by the various celebs who are also dyed-in-the-wool fans. Depending on their age, they had similar first exposures to the unique brand of humour as those of us watching the documentary. Might have to buy the DVD for the extras too!

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