The Sarah Millican Television Programme

Series 3 - Episode 2

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Our host sounds understandably delighted as she introduces a gem of a guest: Michael Palin. The great man is mildly thrown by Millican’s technique of lobbing risqué one-liners at her interviewees (“Do you think travelling men make better lovers because they’re good at finding stuff?”) but there are treats for Monty Python fans: Palin sings the Lumberjack Song in German and brandishes a dead parrot at one point – for a moment it’s as if the ark of the comedy covenant has been opened a chink. Elsewhere there are good riffs on deleting programmes from your set-top box and In The Night Garden, plus a typically cheeky query to antiques expert Tim Wonnacott: “How often do you polish your tallboy?”

About this programme

2/6. The comedienne chats to globetrotting Monty Python star Michael Palin about travel programmes, discusses children's shows with former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and hears about antiques from Bargain Hunt host Tim Wonnacott. Sarah also performs stand-up monologues inspired by what she has seen on TV.

Cast and crew


Sarah Millican
Michael Palin
Helen Skelton
Tim Wonnacott


Executive Producer
Graham Stuart
Series Producer
Mark Barrett