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Britain's top comedians pay tribute to the iconic series, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Essential for Python buffs, 2 December 2009
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Let's get the background out of the way first - this 6 part series for television is the first in- depth profile of the Monty Python group, who recorded their first TV show forty years ago. So the reviewer who complained that the five surviving members of Python look old only really need do their maths - by the end of this year their ages will range from 66 to 70!

Almost The Truth is set out as a series of interviews on six loose themes over the series - as well as Cleese, Palin, Idle, Gilliam and Jones we also hear from Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, a number of celebrity fans and, in archive footage, the late Graham Chapman. It is a good format and doesn't distract from the tales that, yes, any casual fan will have heard before.

So why is this an essential purchase for Python followers? First, it presents them all with a fair chunk of screen time to share their views on the success of the series, films, etc. Second, it has a couple of rare extras - but nothing to get too excited about. Third, it has the benefit of 40 years distance from the original BBC transmission; now we know that Python had a legacy both in the UK and the US and we can hear about it.

Perhaps the last hurrah of a marvellous comedy troupe - yes they all went on to other things but Pythons they will always be.

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