The New Incomplete Complete and Utter History of Britain (DVD+BLU)
The Complete and Utter History of Britain was a influential impact on television comedy and Monty Python's Flying Circus in particular. Written by and starring Michael Palin and Terry Jones.
Made in black and white in the same year that Python became part of the national awareness, this rarely seen comedy takes a typically skewed look at British history and reports historical events as if television had been around to cover them at the time! And so, we find Richard the Lionheart telling his struggling deeds in the manner of a laddish holidaymaker, medieval adverts and film trailers, and William the Conqueror appealing in post-match analysis (following an unspectacular scuffle in which King Harold is finally felled by a rogue baguette...).
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