About Monty Python: The Meaning of Live

Exclusive documentary coming to Gold this autumn...

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live

After making comedy history with the screening of their last-ever live show - Monty Python Live (Mostly), Gold is teaming up with the Pythons again for an exclusive one-off documentary.

BAFTA award-winning director Roger Graef OBE has been given unprecendented access to the five surviving Pythons for the 90-minute film, Monty Python: The Meaning of Live.

The film includes never before seen footage from their early live shows including 1980's Live at the Hollywood Bowl and goes behind-the-scenes of their 2014 reunion shows, which were watched by millions around the world.

Speaking about the documentary, Graef revealed: “I’m delighted to be working with the Pythons again. The treat of sharing their reunion and the audience’s enthusiasm is caught in our footage.

“It’s the Pythons as never seen before, and will never be seen again.”

UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Hilary Rosen added: “Monty Python is arguably the most influential comedy group this country has ever known and it’s a matter of great pride that they given Gold unparalleled access to the build-up of their hugely anticipated final reunion.

“Roger Graef is a brilliant director, and the amazing chemistry and rapport he has with the Pythons is clear throughout. In this ultimate Monty Python documentary we will see them as never before.”

In addition to the documentary, Gold will be screening a five-part series, Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly) that will feature some of the Pythons' best sketches alongside input from famous fans.

Those lined up to appear include Mike Myers, Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Eddie Izzard and Stephen Fry with more to be announced.