Monty Python’s Flying Circus will be repeated on terrestrial television, in the UK, for the first time in almost 35 years, after the rights to 4 series were exclusively acquired by That’s TV, a UK national channel available in most UK homes on Freeview channel 91, Sky channel 187 and Freesat channel 178.
The ‘now for something completely different’ sketch series, which first aired on BBC One over 50 years ago, will now begin showing every weeknight at 9pm from Monday 14th March 2022.
In an interview with the Radio Times some time ago, Micheal Palin said, “I don’t know why [the show hasn’t been repeated. We had a notorious case in America in 1976 with ABC to stop them showing clips of Python without consulting us and in the end the BBC settled with us and said we should have let you know, you are the writers and we will give you the rights to everything except the rights to television in the UK. Presumably the BBC still hold those rights.”
Asked if he would like to see the classic series aired again, he said: “Yes. I am amazed it hasn’t been repeated. There must be a reason, but I don’t know what that could be.”