Python Bytes' App Now Available


And now for something completely different. The Monty Python's Flying Circus Python Bytes App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch made its debut on the App Store. Developed by Heuristic-Media Ltd, with full support from the Pythons, the app captures the anarchy that has made the Pythons internationally successful and is a must buy for Python fans the world over.

The Python Bytes App includes 22 of the Python's best sketches totaling 55-minutes of madness from the first series of the legendary Monty Python’s Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1969.

Also included are new and exclusively recorded back-stories from John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, about the creation of these legendary sketches. Each sketch can be selected within the contents page to make a personalised show or can be randomly selected by shaking the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Each clip is preceded by one of three famous Python interstitials.

Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam demoed and signed the app at a 'Meet the Filmmakers' event introduced by Edith Bowman at the Apple Store on Regent Street, London on Thursday 3rd May 2012. The app includes a unique 'Autograph' feature that enables users to get their app signed by the Pythons and either save it to their photo library or share with a friend.

Richard Loncraine of developer Heuristic says; “I first met Michael (Palin) when I directed him in a film in 1982. The start of the filming was in the wilds of Central Africa and to the day I die I will never forget bouncing along in the back of an open Landrover, surrounded by elephants, giraffe and wildebeest as Michael performed one Python sketch after another. My personal Python. He’s kept me laughing ever since. I’m now delighted to be in the position to bring the Python genius to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with Heuristic.”

Click on the image to view a podcast of the interview with Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones done on May 3rd at the Regent Street Apple store.

Terry Gilliam comments;

“I never knew shaking hands could be this funny, until I saw "Python Bytes". Why waste money making calls on your iPhone, laughs are cheaper.”

The Monty Python's Flying Circus Python Bytes App is available for £1.99/ $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at

To find out more about the Python's 'Meet the Filmmakers' event at the Apple Store, Regent Street, London, visit

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Kurtzman: ... why not an android-version?!

Hanri: This sounds amazing. Makes me REALLY wanna have an iSomething. I mean, the app itself wouldn't be even expensive or anything. If you have any of those iThingies, go to the App Store, pronto!