The final ever performance of Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go is to be screened live by comedy channel Gold.
The channel, part of the UKTV network, has snapped up exclusive UK rights to the performance which takes place at The O2 on Sunday 20th July 2014.
Fans will also be treated to a live back stage programme.
In addition, the Pythons will work with Phil McIntyre Television on a new 5-part series celebrating the nation’s favourite Monty Python’s Flying Circus sketches and the effect that they have had on the comedy world.
Richard Watsham, UKTV Director of Commissioning 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 there.
“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.”
Eric Idle, on behalf of The Pythons said: “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 musical 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.”