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Monty Python Wednesday, 6 October, 1999, 10:40 GMT 11:40 UK
Pictures from the Circus
Monty Python's Flying Circus contained some of British television's most memorable moments - here's a selection of some of the legendary team's best work.

John Cleese and Michael Palin

"Hello, Polly! POLLY! Polly parrot, wake up!" The famous dead parrot sketch.

John Cleese and Michael Palin

"It's not pining, it's passed on! This is an ex-parrot!" Cleese mourns the Norwegian Blue.

Idle, Chapman, Jones

"There's nowt wrong wi' gala luncheons!" says the playwright to his miner son.

Terry Jones and Eric Idle

"Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Say no more!" Eric Idle quizzes Terry Jones over a pint.

Python animation

Terry Gilliam's dark vision of lunch at the BBC.

Eric Idle and Python team

The Batley Townswomen's Guild set to re-enact the battle of Pearl Harbor.

Micheal Palin and John Cleese

Ewe jokers: Cleese and Palin extol the virtues of flying sheep - in French.

Michael Palin

"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay!" Michael Palin having fun in the fir.

Idle and Palin

The odd couple: Michael Palin seeks marriage guidance from randy counsellor Eric Idle.

Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Best of Series 1 is available on a BBC Worldwide video from 4 October.

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