On the 50th anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club raises a toast to celebrate the work of Messrs Cleese, Chapman, Gilliam, Idle, Jones and Palin.
Angela Barnes chats to the ‘seventh’ Python Carol Cleveland about her experiences of performing alongside the team on TV, film, stage and record, as they introduce an intriguing archive of programmes covering various aspects of the world of Python.
Over the course of two hours we’ll hear such delights as…
CAMBRIDGE CIRCUS: In a programme which has not been heard since its original airing, John Cleese and Graham Chapman make what we believe are their radio debuts in a recording of the 1963 Cambridge Footlights Revue.
MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES - THE PYTHON YEARS: In a 2006 reading Michael Palin recalls the group’s huge success in the 1970s and making the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
INHERITANCE TRACKS: Eric Idle reflects on the Python anthem Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
MONTY PYTHON'S FLIEGENDER ZIRKUS!: The comic Henning Wehn tells the story of how the team made two programmes for German television.
TERRY JONES'S FAIRY TALES - THE FLY-BY-NIGHT: Terry Jones reads the enchanting tale of a little girl who goes on a magical adventure in a programme originally broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2013.
Produced by Stuart Ross.
Angela Barnes chats to Carol Cleveland and introduces Monty Python-related archive.
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