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"MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING
3/1 19-10-72 (5) (14-1-72)
Multiple murderer's trial ; *Man-hunt inside a man ; Icelandic Saga ; Courtroom ; * ; Stock Exchange report ; * ; Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion visit Jean-Paul Sartre ; Alan Whicker Island.
3/2 26-10-72 (7) (28-1-72)
Historic emigration from Surbiton to Hounslow ; Opening titles ; Schoolboys running life assurance ; How To Rid The World Of All Known Diseases ; Mrs. Niggerbaiter explodes - Vicar/Salesman ; Farming Club - "The Life of Tchaikovsky" ; Trim-Jeans Theatre (drama and slimming) ; World War 1 ; The BBC is short of money ; Puss in Boots.
3/3 2-11-72 (1 ) (4-12-71 )
The Money Programme (including song: 'There is nothing quite so wonderful as money') ; Opening titles ; Erizabeth L - Fraud Film Squad ; * ; "Salvation Fuzz" ; * ; Jungle Restaurant - Apology for Violence and nudity, replacement with Gardening Club ; Explorers' Club - the Lost World of Roiurama - Fraud Film Squad ; Closing Titles ; Continuity trail for six more minutes of Monty Python's Flying Circus ; Arguments - Inspector Flying Fox of the Yard ; Continuity trail for one more minute of Monty Python's Flying Circus....
3/4 9-11-72 (2) (11-12-71 )
"Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror" - The man who speaks in anagrams ; Opening Titles (Tony M. Nyphot's Flying Riscu) ; Anagram quiz ; Merchant Banker - charity appeal - pantomime horses ; Life and Death Struggles - *The House Hunters ; Mary recruitment office - bus conductor sketch ; City Gent who makes people laugh ; Gestures to indicate when a televised talk is finished - Neurotic announcers - TV News with Richard Baker (vision only, with gestures - soundtrack continues with neurotic announcers) ; "The Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent Film".
3/5 1 6-11-72 (9) (24-4-72)
Summarize Proust Competition ; Closing titles ; Everest climbed by hairdressers ; *Romantic Film ; Fire Brigade - party hints ; *Twelve Communist Revolutions ; Language laboratory ; Travel agent - Watney's Red Barrel monologue ; Theory on Brontosauroses.
3/6 23-11-72 (6) (21-1-72)
Newsreel - Tory Housewives' Clean-Up Campaign ; Opening titles ; Gumby brain specialist ; * ; 'Live' documentary on molluscs ; *Baby ; News - the Minister for not listening to people ; Tuesday Documentary/Children's Story/Party Political Broadcast ; Politicians, an apology ; Naval expedition to Lake Pahoe ; The silliest interview we've ever had.
3/7 30-11-72 (4) (7-1-72)
Biggles dictates a letter ; * ; Climbing the North Face of the Uxbridge Road ; Lifeboat/kitchen ; Old ladies with electronic snooping equipment ; Lifeboat ; "Storage Jars" ; *TV is bad for your eyes ; The show so far ; Cheese shop ; 'Philip Jenkinson' on cheese westerns ; Sam Peckinpah's "Salad Days" ; Credit titles ; Apology ; News item with Richard Baker ; Seashore interlude film (2 minutes).
3/8 7-12-72 (10) (4-5-72
"The Cycling Tour": This is a continuous story, in which Mr. Pither (Palin) gets involved with road accidents' the Russian Communist Party in Smolensk, a British Embassy run by bingo-crazed Chinese, and a firing squad.
3/9 14-12-72 (11 ) (11-5-72)
Bomb on plane ; A naked man ; Opening titles ; Ten seconds of sex ; Housing project built by characters from 19th-century English literature ; M1 interchange built by characters from "Paradise Lost" ; Mystico and Janet - flats built by hypnosis ; "Mortuary Hour" ; * ; The Olympic hide-and-seek finale ; The Cheap-laughs ; Bull-fighting - the British Well-basically club ; * ; Prices on the planet Algon ; Credit titles read out loud.
3/10 21-12-72 (13) (25-5-72)
Tudor jobs agency- dirty books - police raid - Elizabethan pornography smugglers ; * ; Silly disturbances, with the Rev. Arthur Belling ; Opening titles ; * ; The Free Repetition Of Doubtful Words Skit, by a justly underrated writer ; "Is There" - life after death? ; The man who has problems with wrong word order - Thripshaw's disease ; Silly noises ; Vicar - sherry/dirty books ; Closing titles ; Advert. for E. Henry Thripshaw T-shirts.
3/11 4-1-73 (8) (17-4-72)
Boxing Tonight - Jack Bodell v. Sir Kenneth Clark ; Opening titles ; Dennis Moore (the highwayman who steals lupins) ; What the stars foretell ; Doctor ; * ; "TV4 or not TV4" discussion ; *"Victoria Regina"/Dennis Moore ; Lupins ; Ideal Loon exhibition ; Off-licence ; Dennis Moore ; "Prejudice" ; Dennis Moore.
3/12 11-1-73 (3) (18-12-71 )
Party Political Broadcast ; A Book at Bedtime - "Red Gauntlet" read by dyslexic readers ; McKamikaze Scotsmen ; No time to lose ; *No-time Tolouse ; *2001 ; The intelligence of penguins as compared with BBC programme planners ; Unexploded Scotsman ; "Spot the Loony" ; Rival documentaries ; Credit titles ; Trail for "Dad's Doctors", Dad's Pooves", etc.
3/13 18-1-73 (12) (18-5-72)
Thames TV intro. ; Light Entertainment Awards - The Oscar Wilde Sketch ; *'I want to powder my nose' - *"Charwoman" ; David Niven's fridge ; Pasolini's film "Cricket Match" ; A new brain from Curry's ; Blood donors ; International Wife-swapping ; Credits of the year ; The Dirty Vicar sketch.
"MONTY PYTHON'S FLIEGENDER ZIRCUS" - two editions produced
by German Television. Only one of them was broadcast in U.K. (the
other had a German soundtrack), on 6-10-73. Entirely on film, no
William Tell quickie ; Randy financiers ; Opeing titles ; "Schliemer" - sycophancy ; Mouse ranch - fish reserve ; Chicken prospector - Huhnerminen von Nord-Dakota - forged chickens ; "Internationale Philosophie" (football match between Greek and German philosophers) ; Self-wrestling ; Philosophy finale ; *Traffic noise - war ; Ten seconds of sex ; Hearing aid and contact lens sketch ; Happy Valley, or, The Princess With Wooden Teeth, a fairy story