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Month Python on That’s TV

March 11, 2022

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is returning to UK terrestrial television for the first time in nearly 35 years.

Classic TV channel That’s TV, which broadcasts on Freeview, Sky and Freesat, has acquired the exclusive network television rights to all four seasons of the cult comedy which was first shown on BBC1 more than five decades ago. The episodes will be aired uncut every weeknight at 9pm from March 14th.

Coinciding with the arrival of colour television, Monty Python’s Flying Circus made its debut on BBC1 in 1969. The show received three BAFTA awards and soon gained international acclaim, making global stars of the creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Members of the Python’s themselves have often complained about the failure to show reruns of the iconic show on UK television. The BBC last repeated the series in 1988.

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