It's...Monty Python at 50

In 1969 John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman took one small silly walk for man, but one surreal leap for comedy when they unleashed their brilliant sketch show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, on an unsuspecting British public.

The iconic TV series launched stage shows, films, numerous albums, books and musicals, and half a century later, ripples still emanate from that splash, with many modern-day practitioners citing the Pythons as an influence.

With programming input from the Pythons themselves, we celebrate the ingenious sextet with the largest and silliest celebration of the original show and its many roots, branches and offshoots at BFI Southbank during September. Read more about what's on here. 

We're also delighted to present two volumes of archive TV comedy from the Pythons' pre-Flying Circus days, Do Not  Adjust Your Set  and At Last the 1948 Show. Both bonus-packed DVD sets are available to pre-order below, along with a fantastic range of official Monty Python gift merchandise.