Monty Python’s Flying Circus members to reunite for a documentary tribute

March 31st, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Hugh Hefner Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): The members of the Brit comedy TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus are all set to reunite for an upcoming TV documentary tribute.

The remaining members of the sitcom - John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam - have all given their nod to the 6-episode Monty Python documentary ‘Almost the Truth’ (The Lawyer’s Cut), which will debut in America as part of cable network IFC’s Python Week.

“This is the documentary I always hoped would be made - something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don’t need to watch it,” Contactmusic quoted Terry Jones as saying.

The documentary will “study the Pythons up close” and feature the thoughts of fans who are “rock stars, comedians, actors, politicians, writers, broadcasters, religious groups, Python-haters and potential axe murderers.”

Playboy boss Hugh Hefner, Eddie Izzard, Dan Aykroyd and Tim Roth will also contribute to the documentary with their thoughts.

IFC boss George Lentz said: “This is the first time the Pythons have come together for a project since 1983’s Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. This documentary series is a final opportunity for them to chronicle the Python phenomenon on record as they approach their 40th anniversary, and leave it at that.”

The documentary will also serve as a tribute to late Python actor Graham Chapman, who lost his battle with cancer in 1989.

Following the TV run, the documentary will be released on DVD internationally. (ANI)

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