Monty Python's Flying Circus
This title includes the very best sketches from the BBC TV series, digitally-remastered on a special vinyl-look CD, with original LP sleeve notes. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones star in this innovative and groundbreaking series which includes 19 of their best sketches. From the memorable Nudge Nudge Wink Wink to the celebrated Dead Parrot Sketch, there's also the hairdresser with a fear of hair who really wanted to be a lumberjack in Barber Shop Sketch and the Lumberjack Song. Also featuring among many timeless classics are leading figures from the Third Reich, who fetch up in a B&B in the West Country, and the famous composer who only has one shed but did once think of getting a second..."Vintage Beeb": classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD. This album was previously released on CD as "Monty Python's Flying Circus".
- CD-Audio | 1 pages
- 124.46 x 142.24 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
- 31 May 2011
- BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- BBC Physical Audio
- London, United Kingdom
- Facsimile edition
About Eric Idle
The idea for Monty Python's Flying Circus was first talked over in a conference room in the BBC Television Centre in June of last year. Round the table sat John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Ian McNaughton, John Howard Davies, who directed the first four episodes for Monty Python, and Barry Took, who had brought the five together under the BBC's banner. Barry Took introduced everyone then left. They then started to thrash out a format, if you could call it that, for the series. Very quickly Ian realized that the writers' humor was my humor, and we knew we would have fun doing the show. The only difficulty was--a title. We chose Monty Python's Flying Circus for three carefully considered reasons: one, because as far as we knew, there was no-one called Monty Python; two, because it had nothing to do with flying; three, because it was not a circus. Monty Python's Flying Circus has something to amuse anyone with a sense of humour which includes, I hope, all of us.