Monty Python: Almost the Truth

Monty Python: Almost the Truth

Series 1 - Episode 4



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.


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 & Crew

Contributor Terry Jones
Contributor Eric Idle
Contributor Terry Gilliam
Contributor John Cleese
Contributor Michael Palin
Comedy Documentary Arts