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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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I liked it, but I am biased
21 January 2019 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

I liked it. It is the standard government TV program fare. Yet, I was interested about the subject and they were able to provide new information and some archive photos. Now, if you are not a Pythonist there is nothing the production team would do to make it interesting. And I assume that if you have already read the bios of the guys, you would be equally unimpressed. Or if you are a true Pythonist and have closely followed their lives.

So it's badly made and uninteresting. But one might find some useful data as long as you have an hour to waste.


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