Monty Python’s Flying Circus – Just the Words, Volume 1 is a compilation of scripts from the first and second series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. With 23 episodes in total you can read through classic Python sketches such as The Spanish Inquisition, Dead Parrot, The Attila the Hun Show, Spam, Scott of the Antarctic and much more.
The complete Scripts from the four Monty Python series first shown on BBC television between 1969 and 1974, have been collected in two companion volumes, the first 23 episodes in volume one and the second twenty two in volume two. Transmission details are given in the appendix on page 320.
Characters’ names – often not spoken – are given in the original camera scripts, with the name of the actual performer added on their first appearance (usually on their first line of dialogue). Small parts taken by walk-ons have not always been identified.
A deliberate decision was made not to include most of the cartoon animations, and in most cases the presence of the cartoon has been simply noted, with occasional reference to the subject matter. The photographs have been taken from videotapes of the series.