UKTV has lined up a slew of comedians for Gold’s upcoming 5 episode Monty Python series ‘Monty Python’s Best Bits (Mostly)’.
Stephen Fry (Qi) and Chevy Chase (Community) are to take part in the series alongside the likes of Tracey Ullman, Mike Myers, Matt Lucas, Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard, and Mike Myers.
Monty Python’s Best Bits (Mostly) explores the nation’s favourite Monty Python sketches and the effect that they have had on the comedy world. It will also include the very best footage from their TV series and insights from the celebrities listed above.
The five part series is being produced by Phil McIntyre Television and was commissioned by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham. The series producers are Lindsay Jex and Martin Dance; while Hilary Rosen and Lucy Ansbro are serving as the executive producers.
Monty Python’s Best Bits (Mostly), which got a green-light back in June, is one of a number of programmes commissioned by UKTV for a special Monty Python season on Gold. Said season began with the live broadcast of the final Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go stage show and earlier today UKTV commissioned a one-off behind-the scenes Monty Python documentary.