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Monty Python's Flying Circus was a sketch show starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam.

The programme, which was 'groundbreaking' in many ways, was particularly notable for its haphazard nature, with many sketches seemingly being abandoned before reaching a satisfactory conclusion.

It included some of the best moments of British TV comedy - the 'Dead Parrot' sketch, the 'Nudge, nudge' sketch, the Lumberjack song, the Ministry of Silly Walks, etc.

Long after the last television series finished, the Monty Python team were still busy making films (The Life Of Brian, The Meaning Of Life, etc.).

Series: 4
Episodes: 46
Transmitted: 1969-1974
Channel: BBC1

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