Tag: Michael Palin

Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014) 7.7

Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over thirty years, and for the last time ever, was the most anticipated production of 2014. Filmed on the final night of the run of ten sold out perform...

Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes (2019) 7.9

Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes (2019)

The legend of Hamish MacInnes began early. At 16 he climbed the Matterhorn. At 17 he built his first motor car - from scratch. He attempted Everest in 1953 with his friend Johnny Cunningham, and almost stole the peak bef...

An Accidental Studio (2019) 6.8

An Accidental Studio (2019)

Charts the early years of HandMade Films, seen through the eyes of the filmmakers, key personnel, and the man who started it all: former Beatle George Harrison.::Propellor...

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (2020) (TV) 7

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (2020) (TV)

To mark the 40th anniversary of his death, friends, family, colleagues and critics provide an insight into the life of one of the greatest comedians of all time.::Mark_a_Wood ...

The Meaning of Life (1983) 7.5

The Meaning of Life (1983)

Why are we here, what's it all about? The Monty Python team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with birth...

Not the Messiah: He’s a Very Naughty Boy-2010 7.1

Not the Messiah: He’s a Very Naughty Boy-2010

Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian, which retells the tragic tale of Mandy, impregnated by a Roman soldier, giving birth to Brian, a reluctant revolutionar...

The Wipers Times-2013 7

The Wipers Times-2013

Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. Helped by ex-printer Sergeant H...

The Missionary-1982 6.2

The Missionary-1982

In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes. Charles hopes Deborah, his fia...

Jabberwocky-1977 6.2

Jabberwocky-1977

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis ma...

Brazil-1985 7.9

Brazil-1985

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the...

A Fish Called Wanda-1988 7.5

A Fish Called Wanda-1988

In London, George Thomason, his seductive American girlfriend Wanda Gershwitz, and their associate Ken Pile are planning their latest crime, a diamond heist that should net them £13 million. They plan on leaving the coun...

Fierce Creatures-1997 6.4

Fierce Creatures-1997

A massive corporate conglomerate, Octopus Inc., run by a shrewd and cruel tycoon named Rod McCain, purchases a UK-based leisure company, and also the failing London Marwood Zoo. To bring more business to the zoo, Octopus...

Time Bandits-1981 7

Time Bandits-1981

A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through t...

Monty Python and the Holy Grail-1975 8.2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail-1975

History is turned on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. Gathering up the men is a tale in itself but after a...

And Now for Something Completely Different-1971 7.6

And Now for Something Completely Different-1971

A collection of re-filmed sketches from the first and second series of the cult TV comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus". Includes such classics as "Nudge, Nudge", "Hell's Grannies", "Killer Cars", "Dead Parrot", "L...

The Death of Stalin-2017 7.2

The Death of Stalin-2017

In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered the foll...

Monty Python’s Life of Brian-1979 8.1

Monty Python’s Life of Brian-1979

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of...