Monty Python's final show to be broadcast live
The last of ten shows set to be performed by Monty Python at London's O2 arena next month will be broadcast live on UK comedy channel Gold
The final show of Monty Python's London residency will be broadcast live.
The comedy group are scheduled to begin their run of ten 'Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go' stage shows next month and it's now been revealed that the final date will be broadcast live on UK comedy channel Gold.
The three-hour television event on July 20 will also feature live behind the scenes access at London's O2 arena before the stage show begins.
UKTV director of commissioning Richard Watsham said: "It's a huge step in Gold's evolution to be part of such a significant national event and to be broadcasting it live so that everyone can be.
"Monty Python is arguably the most influential comedy group the country has ever known, and it's a matter of great pride that they've trusted us with celebrating their very last night together."
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are to reunite on stage for the first time on July 1 before retiring from Monty Python permanently.
Eric said of the live broadcast: "What could be finer at the end of a long life in comedy, than a chance to reunite with old pals and say goodbye to all our fans in one final mad show?
"We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live on TV too."