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Monty Python’s Flying Circus, often simply known as Monty Python (or occasionally just The Pythons), was an extremely influential British comedy sketch television series, featuring a cast of six (with lots of numerous supporting cast members) witty, sardonic and sarcastic comedians. The stars were Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The series produced 45 episodes over the course of four seasons, running from 1969 to 1974. In addition to the individual television episodes, the same cast produced a number of motion pictures together, most notably Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. Although the group technically disbanded in 1974, with the exception of the movies, the cast members have reunited off-and-on, sometimes just in pairs, for various projects both on screen and in print. The libraries own a wide variety of Python-related titles, identified in the list below.

All books and dvds in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. A few titles not owned by the libraries are included in this list due to their classic nature, or their position as part of a series. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

By and About Monty Python’s Flying Circus

book coverEric Idle’s Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book coverJohn Cleese’s Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

book coverMichael Palin’s Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

terrygilliamspersonalbest-miniTerry Gilliam’s Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

terryjonespersonalbestdvd-miniTerry Jones’ Personal Best
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2005 packaging of the original 1970s-era clips]

mpfcaudiodownloadMonty Python’s Flying Circus
by [various] [downloadable audio – 53 minutes] [2006 packaging of original 1970s-era skits]

mpholygrailMonty Python and the Holy Grail
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD Monty] [1974]

holygrailalbumThe Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon] [1974]

mpmatchingtiehandkerchiefMatching Tie and Handkerchief
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon] [1975]

mpliveatcitycenterLive at City Center
by the Monty Python troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon] [1976]

mplifeofbriandvd-miniLife of Brian
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD Life] [1979]

mpcontractualobligationalbumMonty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album
by the Monty Python Troupe
[Compact Disc 817 Mon] [1980]

lifeofpython-miniLife of Python
by George Perry
[791.457 MonYp] [1983]

completemontypythonThe Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus: All the Words
by Graham Chapman (and others…)
[817 Mon] [1989]

Monty Python: A Chronological Listing of the Troupe’s Creative Output, and Articles and Reviews Written About Them, 1969-1989
by Douglas L. McCal
[791.457 MonYm] [1991]

book coverThe First 28 Years of Monty Python
by Kim “Howard” Johnson
[791.457 qMonYj] [1999]

book coverThe Non-Inflatable Monty Python TV Companion
by Jim Yoakum
[791.457 MonYy] [1999]

andnowforsomethingcompletelydifferentdvd-miniMonty Python’s And Now For Something Completely Different
by [various] [DVD 817 Mon] [1999]

book coverMonty Python speaks! : John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin (and a few of their friends and collaborators) recount an amazing, and silly, thirty-year spree in television and film — in their own words, squire!
Interviewed by David Morgan
[791.457 MonYm] [1999]

montypythonlive-miniMonty Python Live!
by the Monty Python Troupe
[DVD 817 Mon] [2001]

concertforgeorgedvd-miniThe Concert for George
by [various] [DVD 781.66 Con] [2002]

book coverThe Pythons’ Autobiography
by The Pythons, with Bob McCabe
[791.457 qMon] [2003]

book coverThe Pythons’ Autobiography
by The Pythons, with Bob McCabe
[Compact Disc 791.457 Mon] [2003]

spamalotMonty Python’s Spamalot: a CD Lovingly Ripped Off From the New Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Eric Idle and John Duprez
[Compact Disc 782.14 Mon] [2005]

book coverSpamalot
book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
[Music 782.1 qDuP] [2005]

book coverMonty Python’s Tunisian Holiday: My Life With Brian
by Kim “Howard” Johnson
[791.437 LifYj] [2008]

montypythonlivealmostdvdMonty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
by The Monty Python Troupe (minus Graham Chapman)
(2014)


Selected Other works of the Monty Python members *

Graham Chapman [1941-1989]

book coverGraham Crackers: Fuzzy Memories, Silly Bits and Outright Lies
by Graham Chapman [1941-1989] [827 Cha] [1997]

John Cleese [1939- ]

Time BanditsTime Bandits
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Time] [1981]

Complete Fawlty TowersThe Complete Fawlty Towers: Scripts From the TV Episodes
by John Cleese
[791.457 FawYc] [1989]

Life and How to Survive It
by Robin Skynner and John Cleese
[158.1 Sky] [1994]

humanfaceThe Human Face
by Brian Bates with John Cleese
[704.942 qBat] [2001]

humanfacedvd-miniThe Human Face
by [various] [DVD 611.42 Hum] [2001]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
[DVD j Rowling] [2002] [also several more of the Harry Potter films]

Wine for the Confused
by John Cleese
[DVD 641.22 Cle] [2004]

So AnywaySo Anyway
by John Cleese
[Biography Cleese] [2014]

Terry Gilliam [1940- ]

Time BanditsTime Bandits
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Time] [1981]

BrazilBrazil
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Brazil] [1985]

Baron MunchhausenThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Adventures] [1988]

The Fisher King
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Fisher] [1991]

12 Monkeys
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD 12] [1996]

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Fear] [1998]

brothersgrimmThe Brothers Grimm
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Brothers] [2005]

tidelandTideland
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD Tideland] [2005]

My First Movie, Take Two: Ten Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film
by Stephen Lowenstein
[791.43 Low] [2008]

drparnassusThe Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
directed by Terry Gilliam
[DVD j Imaginarium] [2010]

Eric Idle [1943- ]

mikadodvd-miniThe Mikado
by Gilbert and Sullivan
[DVD 782.1 Sul] [1987]

Road to MarsThe Road to Mars: A Post-Modem Novel
by Eric Idle
[1999]

spamalotMonty Python’s Spamalot: a CD Lovingly Ripped Off From the New Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Eric Idle and John Duprez
[Compact Disc 782.14 Mon] [2005]

book coverSpamalot
book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
[Music 782.1 qDuP] [2005]

Greedy Bastard DiaryThe Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
by Eric Idle
[827 Idl] [2005]

Terry Jones [1942- ]

rippingyarnsRipping Yarns
by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
[791.457 Pal] [1978]

terryjonesfairytales-miniFairy Tales
by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman
[j 398.21 Jon] [1981]

terryjonesericthevikingThe Saga of Eric the Viking: A Story for Bill
by Terry Jones
[j 398.2 Jon] [1983]

drfeggs-miniDr. Fegg’s Encyclopeadia of World Knowledge: Formerly the Nasty Book
by Terry Jones and Michael Palin
[817 Jon] [1984]

Starship TitanicDouglas Adams’ Starship Titanic
by Terry Jones and Douglas Adams
[Jones] [1997]

Story of 1The Story of 1
by Terry Jones
[DVD 513 Jon] [2006]

Michael Palin [1943- ]

rippingyarnsRipping Yarns
by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
[791.457 Pal] [1978]

drfeggs-miniDr. Fegg’s Encyclopeadia of World Knowledge: Formerly the Nasty Book
by Terry Jones and Michael Palin
[817 Jon] [1984]

The Mirrorstone
by Michael Palin, illustrated by Alan Lee
[j Palin] [1986]

Around the World in 80 Days DVDAround the World in 80 Days
by Michael Palin
[DVD 910.41 Pal] [1989]

around80bookAround the World in 80 Days
by Michael Palin
[910.41 Pal] [1989]

Pole to Pole DVDPole to Pole With Michael Palin
by Michael Palin
[DVD 910.4 Pal] [1992]

Pole to Pole With Michael Palin
by Michael Palin
[910.4 Pal] [1992]

Hemingway's ChairHemingway’s Chair
by Michael Palin
[Palin] [1995]

Full CircleFull Circle: One Man’s Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet Around the 50,000 Miles of the Pacific Rim
by Michael Palin
[911.823 Pal] [1997]

Full Circle: One Man’s Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet Around the 50,000 Miles of the Pacific Rim
by Michael Palin
[Compact Disc 911.823 Pal] [1997]

Hemingway AdventureMichael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure
by Michael Palin
[910.4 qPal] [1999]

Sahara DVDSahara
by Michael Palin
[DVD 916.6 Pal] [2002]

Himalaya DVDHimalaya
by Michael Palin
[DVD 915.496 Pal] [2004]

Himalaya bookHimalaya
by Michael Palin
[915.496 qPal] [2004]

Himalaya
by Michael Palin
[Compact Disc 915.496 Pal] [2004]

New Europe
by Michael Palin
[DVD 914 Pal] [2007]

The Python YearsDiaries, 1969-1979: The Python Years
by Michael Palin [1943- ] [Biography Palin] [2007]

Halfway to HollywoodDiaries, 1980-1988: Halfway to Hollywood
by Michael Palin [1943- ] [Biography Palin] [2009]

BrazilBrazil
by Michael Palin
[918.1 Pal] [2014]

Brazil
by Michael Palin
[DVD 918.1 Bra] [2014]

* — There are lots more books/movies/etc. associated with the Python members — these are just a few in the libraries’ collections
Compiled Dec 2010 sdc | Last updated June 2016 sdc

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