Cover: Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Series 4 [1974] Rating: 0
9 feb. 2013
9 feb. 2013


Regisseur:Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle
Waardering:Suitable for 12 years and over
Studio:Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Talen:English (Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired), Arabic (Subtitled), Croatian (Subtitled), Czech (Subtitled), Danish (Subtitled), Dutch (Subtitled), English (Subtitled), Finnish (Subtitled), French (Subtitled), German (Subtitled), Hindi (Subtitled), Icelandic (Subtitled), Italian (Subtitled), Greek (Subtitled), Norwegian (Subtitled), Portuguese (Subtitled), Romanian (Subtitled), Slovene (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), Swedish (Subtitled), Turkish (Subtitled), English (Original Language)
Releasedatum:jun. 2007


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Region 2


John Cleese was not interested in doing more of the series, so the rest of the troupe decided to do one last, shortened season under the simple banner, Monty Python (although the old full title, Monty Python's Flying Circus, is displayed at the beginning of the opening sequence). Cleese did appear uncredited in the first episode, and also received writing credits on some episodes that featured material he'd written for the first draft of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (particularly in the Michael Ellis episode).

1. The Golden Age of Ballooning
(episode 40; aired 31 October 1974; recorded 12 October 1974)

This is the third episode without a formal opening sequence.

The Montgolfier Brothers
Montgolfier Brothers in Love
Louis XVI
The Court of George III
The end credits appear here.
Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Norwegian Party (subtitled)
The Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation

2. Michael Ellis
(episode 41; aired 11 November 1974; recorded 19 October 1974)

This is the second episode to feature a full length story.

The end credits appear immediately after the opening sequence.

Department Store
Buying an Ant
At Home with the Ant and Other Pets
Documentary on Ants
Ant Complaints
Ant Poetry Reading
Toupee Department
Different Endings

3. The Light Entertainment War
(episode 42; aired 14 November 1974; recorded 26 October 1974)

The Nude Organist and the It's Man appear for the last time, in footage taken from the Dennis Moore episode. Most of the sketches of the episode have a shared theme (World War II) yet no apparent narrative.

Up Your Pavement (the title and announcer call it "Up Your Sidewalk")
Theme music is a variant of "When Does A Dream Begin?" and based very much on the theme tune to Steptoe and Son, a popular BBC sitcom of the time. A little later in this sequence, the Blue Peter theme tune can be heard very briefly. Douglas Adams, who previously wrote for the show, made a brief appearance as a doctor treating a man suffering from lumbago during a small portion of this skit.
RAF Banter
Sketch opens with Terry Jones climbing out of a Hawker Hurricane Mk. I, L1592, now on display at the Science Museum, London.
Trivializing the War
Basingstoke in Westphalia
"Anything Goes" (song)
Film Trailer
Opening titles appear here.
The Public Are Idiots
Programme Titles Conference
The Last Five Miles (8 km) of the M4
Woody and Tinny Words
Features Olympic silver medal-winning showjumper Marion Mould (see also Stroller (horse)).
"When Does a Dream Begin?" (song)
Written and performed by Neil Innes, singing to Maggie Weston, the Python make-up girl, and future wife of Terry Gilliam.

4. Hamlet
(episode 43; aired 21 November 1974; recorded 2 November 1974)

Bogus Psychiatrists
Police helmets
Opening titles appear here.
Hamlet and Ophelia
Boxing Match Aftermath
Boxing Commentary
Piston Engine (a Bargain)
A Room in Polonius's House
Live from Epsom – Jockey Interviews
Queen Victoria Handicap

5. Mr. Neutron
(episode 44; aired 28 November 1974; recorded 9 November 1974)

This is the third episode to feature a full length story ("Cycling Tour" and "Michael Ellis" being the earlier two).

Post-Box Ceremony
Mr. Neutron
F.E.A.R. / Mr. Neutron Is Missing!
Teddy Salad
Secretary of State and Prime Minister
Mrs. Scum
Teddy Salad Explodes
Mr. Neutron Escapes
Conjuring Today
With the exception of "Post-box Ceremony," nearly the entire episode was co-written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones.

6. Party Political Broadcast
(episode 45; aired 5 December 1974; recorded 16 November 1974)

Most Awful Family in Britain (co-written by Neil Innes)
Icelandic Honey Week
Opening sequence appears here.
Patient Abuse (co-written by Douglas Adams)
Brigadier and Bishop
Appeal on Behalf of Extremely Rich People (written by Neil Innes)
The Man Who Finishes Other People's Sentences
David Attenborough
The Walking Trees of Dahomey
Batsmen of the Kalahari
Cricket Match (assegais)
End credits appear here.
BBC News (handovers)
Announcements related to the party political broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party.