A Monty Python Season Is Coming To BFI Southbank

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A Monty Python Season Is Coming To BFI Southbank
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And now for something completely exciting...

It's been 50 years since Monty Python first aired on the Beeb, but love for the extremely silly fivesome is bigger than ever (even if John Cleese has dropped a few notches in our estimation recently).

As part of the half-centenary blowout, BFI Southbank is curating a month-long season launching on 1 September, called It's… Monty Python At 50.

Details are still sketchy (appropriate given that Python started out as a sketch show), but we're promised the season will feature all the Monty Python feature films; oddities and curios from the depths of the BFI National Archive; plus back-to-back screenings of the entire series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (blinking heck, if you watch the lot in one go, you'll emerge barmier than an enraged chef with dirty fork issues).

They did some sketch about a parrot, apparently.

Post-Python escapades will also be screened, including Fawlty Towers, Ripping Yarns, A Fish Called Wanda and Time Bandits.

There will also be rare showings of pre-Python shows, plus a free exhibition of Python-related material from the BFI National Archive and The Monty Python Archive.

More details will be announced in July. Until then, go check out the dead parrot in Greenwich, and Cleese's practical joke on Michael Palin, at the Globe Theatre.

Last Updated 26 June 2019