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Episode 2

The Mighty Boosh meet Monty Python to tell the story of the classic Python comedy albums.

After their first disappointing experience recording an album with the BBC in 1970, Monty Python signed to Charisma Records (home to Genesis and Viv Stanshall) and made a series of comedy albums that played with the medium, deliberately confused a lot of people, and stand up brilliantly today.

In the days before video recorders were commonplace, fans could only enjoy the aural side of Python on repeat. Sketches like Dead Parrot, Nudge Nudge, and Lumberjack Song became regarded as classics on account of the LPs, not the TV show, and it was the albums that eventually broke the Pythons in America.

In the second part, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt from The Mighty Boosh talk to the Pythons themselves - Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam - about adventures on stage (Live at Drury Lane), on screen (the Holy Grail and Life of Brian soundtracks) and in song (the Contractual Obligation Album).

The series also features interviews with Python songwriter Neil Innes, record producers Andre Jacquemin and Alan Bailey, and composers Dave Howman and John Du Prez.

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1 hour

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Tue 15 Dec 2009 22:30