Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)
Show type: TV
Monty Python get in front of the camera one last time in an original documentary series that will retell the entire Python phenomenon from start to finish.
The six-part series will feature interviews with the surviving Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin with archive representation for the late Graham Chapman. The Pythons will tell their life story and reveal deeper truths alongside the more tried and tested Python history lessons.
"This is a 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," said Terry Jones.
The series will study the Pythons up close and in some cases against their contemporaries: rock stars, comedians, actors, politicians, writers, broadcasters, religious groups, Python-haters and potential axe-murderers. Every opinion on Monty Python will be brought to life on-screen for the first time with never-before-seen material. Dozens of featured guest interviews will include Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Izzard, Olivia Harrison, Steven Merchant, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Roth, Seth Green, among many others.
Release as a six-part series, a 105-minute film and a sigle, hour-long show, which aired on BBC Two