Monday, March 30, 2009

Alan Parker To Direct Monty Python Documentary

'The Commitments' director Alan Parker is to mark 40 years of Monty Python with a six-part documentary programme entitled Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut).

John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are all contributing to the documentary aswell as Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Bruce Dickinson, Jeff Bridges, Eddie Izzard, Steven Merchant, & Dan Aykroyd.

The series will be released on DVD and Bluray in October and will air on IFC Stateside, producers are still in talks to find a British broadcaster to air the specials. The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC One on October 5, 1969.

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