Pythons linking up for 40th anniversary

The Monty Python team is re-uniting in a documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the first broadcast of the show.

The Monty Python team is re-uniting in a documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the first broadcast of the show.

'Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)' will see the Pythons tell their life stories.

The 'Monty Python’s Flying Circus' troupe comprises John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman.

The documentary will feature interviews with all of the surviving Python members, along with archive footage of Chapman, who died in 1989.

Jones said: “This is the documentary I always hoped that would be made - something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don’t need to watch it.”

Featured guest interviews will include Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Bruce Dickinson, Jeff Bridges, Eddie Izzard, Stephen Merchant, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Roth and Hugh Hefner among others.

The programme will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in October, 40 years since 'Monty Python’s Flying Circus' was broadcast on the BBC in October 1969.

It is also expected that footage from the documentary will be shown on TV, and details of this are being finalised, those behind the show said.

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