Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Hidden Treasures
Adrian Besley
Published by Carlton Books

A spectacular and comprehensive history of the world’s most famous and arguably most influential comedy sketch show. Published by Carlton Books.

Never before has the story of the Pythons been so brilliantly told, making full use of rare and unseen photographs as well as fascinating examples of removable and on-the-page memorabilia.

The ‘Dead Parrot’ sketch, ‘The Lumberjack Song’, ‘Argument Clinic’, ‘Spam’ – Monty Python’s Flying Circus was packed with famous skits and classic one-liners. The show’s irreverent humour is the yardstick by which others are judged and the adjective ‘Pythonesque’ has been part of the English language for years. This book delves into the official Monty Python archives for the first time and tells the Monty Python story through photographs, text and props in the shape of removable facsimile memorabilia, including hand-scribbled scripts, never-before-published cue sheets, postcards, programmes and more. The ultimate gift for any Python fan.

Published by Carlton Books


96 pages

250 colour and black & white photographs and artworks

18 removable memorabilia items and 2 posters


283 mm x 245mm 

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