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Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus (2008)

The pre-Monty Python years of the six members of the group. Covers their school and university days, their first individual forays into comedy, how the parts slowly came together and Monty Python's eventual formation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Bathurst ... Narrator (voice)
Eric Idle ... Himself
John Cleese ... Himself
Terry Jones ... Himself
Michael Palin ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Graham Chapman ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Hewison Robert Hewison ... Himself
Humphrey Barclay Humphrey Barclay ... Himself
David Frost ... Himself
Frank Muir Frank Muir ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronnie Corbett ... Himself
Denis Norden ... Himself
David Nobbs David Nobbs ... Himself
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The pre-Monty Python years of the six members of the group. Covers their school and university days, their first individual forays into comedy, how the parts slowly came together and Monty Python's eventual formation.

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Great documentary on the formation of comedy's foremost group
4 November 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

The pre-Monty Python years of the six members of the group. Covers their school and university days, their first individual forays into comedy, how the parts slowly came together and Monty Python's eventual formation.

Great drama on Monty Python, the foremost and most influential group in comedy. Well told, showing the childhood of the six all the way up to the formation. By telling their histories effectively in parallel you can see how the parts came together. You can also see what/who influenced them and how Monty Python's unique and original brand of comedy evolved even before Python was formed.

Only negative is that the documentary is far too short - I could have done with at least another 30 minutes.


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