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John Cleese on How to Irritate PeopleJohn Cleese on How to Irritate People (1968)
Feat. John Cleese, Connie Booth, Graham Chapman
An instructional comedy of the types and techniques of irritation by Monty Python alumni and other popular Brit comedians of the late '60s.…
Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series)Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series) (1968)
Feat. Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
Together with AT LAST THE 1948 SHOW, this shows the gathering forces of what would become Monty Python, with Idle, Jones, Gilliam and Palin…
Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series)Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (1969-1974) Recommended
Dir. John Howard Davies, Terry Gilliam, Ian Macnaughton
Feat. John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle
Britain's most infamous comic ensemble present four seasons of inspired madness. Complete seasons 1–4 available over seven discs.
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Personal Best (TV Series)Monty Python's Flying Circus - Personal Best (TV Series) (1969-1974)
Dir. John Howard Davies, Terry Gilliam, Ian Macnaughton
Feat. John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle
Britain's most infamous comic ensemble, the Phython alumni, collate their personal favourites from four years of sketches on the Flying Circus TV…
Monty Python's Fliegender ZirkusMonty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)
Dir. Ian Macnaughton
Feat. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
A particularly surreal later–Python, first released on German television. Features strange and often absurd English subtitles.
JabberwockyJabberwocky (1977)
Dir. Terry Gilliam
Feat. Michael Palin
Monty Python's Lewis Carroll–inspired medieval farce with Michael Palin in the lead.
Ripping Yarns (TV Series)Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (1977-1979)
Feat. Michael Palin, Terry Jones
History lessons from the comically skewered perspective of Ex Monty–Pythoners Michael Palin and Terry Jones.
Rutles, TheRutles, The (All You Need is Cash) (1978)
Dir. Gary Weis, Eric Idle
Feat. Michael Palin, John Belushi, Bianca Jagger
The mock–Beatles twist and "rut" in a spot–on piss–take of the Fab Four, led by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and making a…
Life of BrianLife of Brian (Monty Python's Life of Brian) (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terry Jones
Feat. John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin
This parody of the life and times of Jesus Christ is the funniest and most successful of the Monty Python features. A cult favourite.
Secret Policeman's Ball, TheSecret Policeman's Ball, The (1979)
Feat. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Peter Cook
The third in the series of Amnesty International charity gigs and first 'Ball' featuring a series of Britain's finest comedians and musicians. Apart…
Monty Python at the Hollywood BowlMonty Python at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Dir. Terry Hughes
Feat. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Sheaf of classic sketches, incl. Lumberjacks, delivered onstage in Los Angeles. Should provoke tears of nostalgic merriment for fans.
Missionary, TheMissionary, The (1982)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard
Jolly Brit comedy sees Palin as the Rev. Charles Fortesque, recalled to England from missionary work in Africa to minister London's prostitutes,…
Private Function, APrivate Function, A (1985)
Dir. Malcolm Mowbray
Feat. Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott
Michael Palin and Maggie Smith star in Alan Bennett's savage satire of class hypocrisy. Set in post–WW2 Britain during food rationing, secret…
BrazilBrazil (1985) Aro Favourite
Dir. Terry Gilliam
Feat. Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Ian Holm
Daydreaming bureaucrat Jonathan Pryce becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a mystery woman before falling victim to his own…
Fish Called Wanda, AFish Called Wanda, A (1988) Aro Favourite
Dir. Charles Crichton
Feat. John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rarely does a comedy achieve such a high laugh–count and provide substance beyond sheer entertainment value. A comic masterpiece written by and…
Around the World in 80 Days (TV Series)Around the World in 80 Days (TV Series) (1989)
Feat. Michael Palin
The first of Michael Palin's successful globe–trotting escapades follows the scheme of Jules Verne's novel – a circumnavigation of the…
Palin Travel CollectionPalin Travel Collection (1989-2007)
Feat. Michael Palin
Comprehensive 19–disc set containing all of Michael Palin's BBC travel documentary series including; Great Railway Journeys, Around the World…
American FriendsAmerican Friends (1991)
Dir. Tristram Powell
Feat. Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado
Subdued yet engaging period drama with Ex–Monty Pythoner Michael Palin, but expect few laughs from him as a scrupulous Oxford tutor whose vow…
G.B.H (TV Mini-series)G.B.H (TV Mini-series) (1991)
Feat. Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy
Dynamite Channel 4 mini–series from the pointed pen of tele–writer Alan Bleasdale plays out the battle of wits between a mad Labour Party…
Pole to Pole (TV Series)Pole to Pole (TV Series) (1992)
Feat. Michael Palin
Michael Palin's followup to his model travel–series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. Here he journeys from the North Pole to South Pole across Asia…
Fierce CreaturesFierce Creatures (1997)
Dir. Robert Young, Fred Schepisi
Feat. John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis
John Cleese reunites the cast of A FISH CALLED WANDA for his self–penned farce set in a British zoo. His pointed satire of corporate ethics…
Michael Palin: Full Circle (TV Series)Michael Palin: Full Circle (TV Series) (1997)
Feat. Michael Palin
The intrepid Michael Palin completes another quasi–anthropological circumlocution of the globe, with a 15000 mile journey around the Pacific…
Life of Python, TheLife of Python, The (1999) Recommended
Feat. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
The BBC celebrates 30 years of Monty Python with new sketches and a plethora of guest appearances. Volume One: "Pythonland" – Journey with…
Sahara (TV Series)Sahara (TV Series) (2002)
Dir. John Paul Davidson, Roger Mills
Feat. Michael Palin
Michael Palin takes his most celebrated journey into the vastness and strangeness of our world, here circling through the western and central Sahara…
Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan, TheLife and Legacy of Spike Milligan, The (I Told You I Was Ill) (2002)
Dir. Dominic Brigstocke
Feat. Kathy Burke, Harry Enfield, Eddie Izzard
A live tribute to the genius of British comedian Spike Milligan, devised by the BBC 6 months after his death. Features performances and readings of…
David Attenborough: Life on AirDavid Attenborough: Life on Air (2002)
Feat. David Attenborough, Michael Palin
Intriguing look at the television career of the charismatic naturalist draws on a wealth of archival material and Attenborough's own keen memory.…
Michael Palin: Himalaya (TV Series)Michael Palin: Himalaya (TV Series) (2004)
Dir. Roger Mills, John-Paul Davidson
Feat. Michael Palin
Michael Palin continues his globe–trotting in this 6–part series in which he travels to the wild places of the Himalayan region. Filled…
Michael Palin's New Europe (TV Series)Michael Palin's New Europe (TV Series) (2007)
Feat. Michael Palin
Seasoned globetrotter Michael Palin embarks on the undiscovered eastern bloc and its adjacent territories, revealing a fascinating cache of people,…
Palin on Art (TV Series)Palin on Art (TV Series) (2008)
Feat. Michael Palin
Art–aficionado Michael Palin explores the works and history of some of the lesser–known artists that he holds dear to his heart. The…
Around The World In 20 YearsAround The World In 20 Years (2008)
Feat. Michael Palin
Retrospective one–hour sequel to AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, where Palin seeks out the crew of a dhow which took him and his crew on an…

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