Monty Python's Flying Circus
Hidden Treasures
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: March 28, 2017
  • Price: $40.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 11
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2444-4
  • EAN: 9781419724442
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 100 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)
  • Rights: North America

This is the story of Monty Python, one the most popular and influential forces in modern comedy—and of their TV show—told in words and images. This celebratory book includes 22 removable facsimiles of rare memorabilia from their official archives, including hand-scribbled scripts, cue sheets, character lists, posters, and animation artwork. Written with active input from the Pythons themselves, the book recounts the adventures of all six members and their TV show, from early days in the Cambridge Footlights through early appearances on the BBC, global stardom, the inevitable fights, and their triumphant reunions.

About the author

After a long career at the BBC as a copywriter, Adrian Besley went on to write for a variety of children’s television series. He is also the author of a wide range of humor, sport, and popular culture books and lives in London.