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Monty Python: Almost the Truth is a 2009 television documentary series in six parts that covers 40 years of the surreal comedy group Monty Python, from Flying Circus to present day projects such as the musical Spamalot. The series highlights their... read more
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Monty Python: Almost the Truth is a 2009 television documentary series in six parts that covers 40 years of the surreal comedy group Monty Python, from Flying Circus to present day projects such as the musical Spamalot. The series highlights their childhood, schooling and university life, and pre-Python work. The series featured new interviews with surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, alongside archive interview footage of Graham Chapman and interviews with several associates of the Pythons, including Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes and Chapman's partner David Sherlock, along with commentary from modern comedians.

Original Release

10/04/2009 on IFC

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Cast

John Cleese Himself
Terry Gilliam Himself
Terry Jones Himself
Eric Idle Himself
Michael Palin Himself
Graham Chapman Himself (archive footage)
Danny Scheinmann Abe Appenheimer
David Sherlock Himself
Barry Cryer Himself
Bill Oddie Himself
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Not-So-Interesting Beginnings Sunday, 18 October 2009
2 The Much Funnier Second Episode Sunday, 18 October 2009
3 And Now, the Sordid Personal Bits Monday, 19 October 2009
4 The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode Tuesday, 20 October 2009
5 Lust for Glory! Wednesday, 21 October 2009
6 Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...) Thursday, 22 October 2009

Directors

Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, Alan G. Parker

Cast

John Cleese Himself
Terry Gilliam Himself
Terry Jones Himself
Eric Idle Himself
Michael Palin Himself
Graham Chapman Himself (archive footage)
Danny Scheinmann Abe Appenheimer
David Sherlock Himself
Barry Cryer Himself
Bill Oddie Himself
Julian Doyle Himself
Phill Jupitus Himself
Neil Innes Himself
Carol Cleveland Herself
Steve Coogan Himself
Eddie Izzard Himself
Dudley Moore Himself (archive footage)
Peter Cook Himself (archive footage)
Sanjeev Bhaskar Himself
Russell Brand Himself

Producers

Evan Shapiro Executive Producer
Harold Gronenthal Executive Producer
George Lentz Jr. Executive Producer
Bill Jones Producer
Ben Timlett Producer
Margarita Doyle Producer
Tina Pawlik Producer
Andrew Winter Producer

Editors

Caroline Sarin, Bill Jones

2010 Emmy Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Nonfiction Series Nominated
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