Thank you to NPR for highlighting this great upcoming series.
And luckily for all you American audiences with premium cable channels, beginning this Sunday (October 18th), the IFC (Independent Film Channel) will present a six night, six-hour documentary titled Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyers Cut). This newest film is timed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking British TV series and comedy troupe and gawd am I excited!
This new documentary is chock full of interviews with all the surviving members, footage from their movies, TV series and Broadway shows and, most importantly, full of the odd humor we've all come to know and love. Let's face it, this comedy group can't help but mock the documentary form.. even just a little.
Though I haven't seen the documentary yet, I can point out that each individual hour sports hilarious titles like "The Not-So-Interesting Beginnings" and "The Much Funnier Second Episode". And each hour has its own theme song- sung with increased frustration over the familiarity of the material and how endless the documentary is.
But why are you taking my word for anything. Head on over to NPR to read the brilliant description or check out IFC' website to learn more about when it will air in your area.