The Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons, Paperback
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This is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before Pythons' autobiography, reissued to coincide with the eagerly-anticipated live shows.

Over forty years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy.

MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969.

Its impact has been felt on the world ever since. From its humble beginnings, it blossomed into the most influential movement in modern comedy.

THE PYTHONS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY THE PYTHONS is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, with 64 pages of photographs, many culled from the team's own personal collections, many more seen for the first time.

This is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages, 64
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780752864259



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I thought, after all the interviews and directors' commentaries, that this one might be a bit old hat. Instead, it's frank and interesting. The relationship between Cleese and the others is very tense, and the simmering resentments are still evident.