'Monty Python' Precursors Go Digital10 Mar, 2008 By: John Latchem
Tango Entertainment and New Video are offering episodes of British comedy series “At Last the 1948 Show” and “Do Not Adjust Your Set” for legal download at the iTunes store.
The shows are considered precursors to the landmark sketch-comedy series “Monty Python's Flying Circus”.
“At Last the 1948 Show,” produced in 1967, offered a breakthrough platform for performers such as Marty Feldman and John Cleese, and was Cleese's first real original TV creation as a writer and performer.
“Do Not Adjust Your Set” aired in 1968 and starred future “Monty Python” alums Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
Episodes are $1.99 each. The package of all nine episodes of “Do Not Adjust Your Set” is available at $12.99; the five episodes of “At Last the 1948 Show” are available at $9.95.