Although he never took part in the shows, Peel was a fan of the series from its inception ("It must unquestionably be the best programme ever") , played some of the sketches from the LP issues on Top Gear, and chose an extract from The Holy Grail for inclusion on It Makes Me Laugh. Cleese had also been a member of I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again which lampooned JP on occasions. Although four years younger than Peel, Palin attended the same public school at Shrewsbury and contributed to John Peel's Record Box. It also appears that Idle was an occasional visitor to the Top Gear studio.  John also compèred the Pythons' appearance, alongside Slade and the Beach Boys, at the Bardney open-air pop festival in Lincoln on 28 May 1972, and is listed as being part of a Radio One five-a-side team on 28 November of that year to promote the Pythons' release of Monty Python's Previous Record. 
Festive Fifty Entries Edit
- None (although Neil Innes recorded three in his own right and many more as part of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band).
Other Shows Played Edit
- 12 December 1970: Theme Music by John Philip Sousa, The Liberty Bell, played by the Eastman Wind Ensemble conducted by Frederick Fennell 
- 26 December 1970: 'Trade Description Act (LP-Monty Python's Flying Circus)' (BBC Radio Enterprises)
- 26 December 1970: 'Interesting People (LP-Monty Python's Flying Circus)' (BBC Radio Enterprises)
- 12 September 1972: 'The Spam Song (7")' (Charisma)
- It Makes Me Laugh: 'Monty Python And The Holy Grail' (excerpt)
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- ↑ He subsequently went on to make another favourite Peel TV show, Fawlty Towers.
- ↑ 12 December 1970.
- ↑ See 12 April 1973.
- ↑ That played in the show itself was an unknown BBC library recording, used due to the fact that the team would not have to pay repeat fees (and with the addition of a huge foot crashing down on the title in bar 42).