Unseen “Monty Python” Sketches Unearthed

Unseen sketches from Monty Python have been discovered in the archives of Michael Palin. The comedy group of Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones produced their last film 35 years ago but boxes of material have now emerged. The material, deposited at the British Library in 2017, has been revealed to contain unused script ideas including two sketches written for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One of the sketches is about a Wild West bookshop while another features an “amorous Pink Knight”. They will go on display to the public along with more than 50 notebooks containing notes on two of the Pythons’ films, Holy Grail and Life Of Brian. Material deemed controversial at the time was reportedly discarded and would still be seen as too risque today.

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