Monty Python: Almost the Truth

Series 1 - Episode 4

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Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

I remember being taken as a youth to a double bill of And Now for Something Completely Different and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and thinking even then that this was an ex-comedy, it had ceased to be. (Although for some reason I was quite taken with Michael Palin’s Lumberjack Song.)

For many, of course, Monty Python remains timeless and here its original players recall how the show became a hit in America, leading to the aforementioned movies. They’re still amazed at Holy Grail’s success, bearing in mind Graham Chapman’s alcoholism and John Cleese’s self-confessed diva behaviour.

About this programme

4/6. The comedians discuss making the transition from television to cinema, and talk about their experiences making films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Cast and crew


Terry Jones
Eric Idle
Terry Gilliam
John Cleese
Michael Palin