Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

television series

Episode 1 edit

Announcer: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Our next programme was written and performed by 6 young Englishmen. The title is: Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The show first appeared on English television 2 years ago. Since then, 25 shows have been made for the BBC in London. However, tonight’s show has been specially written, filmed and produced for German and Austrian television. It’s the first time an English comedy team has produced a show entirely for German television. The show lasts for 45 minutes and was filmed in colour at Bavaria Film Studios in Munich. The young men who write the show all live in London. Four of them are married, and two of them have children. Their average age is 27. Two of them are over six foot [dragged away].

[On-screen text] Live from Athens

Narrator: Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1530, the Nuremberg painter who captivated Europe with his sharp eye, his mastery of line and texture, his car hire service-

Announcer: We apologize for the inaccuracies that have crept into this portrait of Albrecht Dürer. Dürer never operated a car hire service. Thank you.

Narrator: Dürer drew his inspiration from his birthplace, Nuremberg. Portraits, landscapes, the detail of nature, social themes, religious themes. But always present, his fascination with the grotesque. To find out more about Dürer the man, as opposed to Durer the insect.

Announcer: Watch it!

Narrator: To find out what went on in the mind of this great artist, we spoke to a person in Sydney.