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All John Cleese shows list, featuring TV series created by John Cleese, with pictures from the show when available. Series and programs made by TV creator John Cleese are listed below alphabetically, with additional information such as when the show first aired and what network it aired on. What are all of the John Cleese TV creations? This series list includes any shows that John Cleese co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on.

Shows here include everything from Fawlty Towers to At Last the 1948 Show.

This list of television shows features programs produced, written, and adapted by John Cleese. This list answers the questions, "What shows did John Cleese create?" and "How many shows has John Cleese created?"

These shows may not have all aired in the same country, but they were all created or co-created by John Cleese. (6 items)
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At Last the 1948 Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list John Cleese Shows and TV Series
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At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to a broader audience. The show starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Marty Feldman and Aimi MacDonald. Cleese and Brooke-Taylor were also the programme editors. The director was Ian Fordyce. On 23 October 2014, two episodes were recovered by the BBC from the David Frost collection. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Premiered: 1967

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list John Cleese Shows and TV Series
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Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre on tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs

Premiered: 1975

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Monty Python Live At Asp... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list John Cleese Shows and TV Series
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Monty Python Live at Aspen was a reunion show featuring the five surviving members of Monty Python: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Graham Chapman was also allegedly in attendance as his "ashes" were brought out in an urn. The Pythons looked back at their work and received an American Film Industry award. It also featured some memorable moments when Gilliam 'accidentally' kicked over the urn, which Eric Idle said was their biggest audience laugh ever. It was hosted by Robert Klein and featured a cameo by Eddie Izzard. The show was released on DVD by A&E Home Entertainment as part of the Monty Python Live compilation. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Eddie Izzard, Graham Chapman, Robert Klein

Premiered: 1998

Monty Python's Personal ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list John Cleese Shows and TV Series
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Monty Python's Personal Best is a miniseries of six one-hour specials, each showcasing the contributions of a particular Monty Python member. Produced by Python Pictures Ltd., the series first aired on PBS stations 22 February 2006, though two episodes were initially released on Region 1 DVD in 2005; the remaining episodes were released in late February 2006. The five surviving members were invited to select favourite sketches they wrote or starred in, from the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV series as well as the troupe's films. All five collaborated on the sixth episode, a tribute to deceased Python Graham Chapman. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, + more

Premiered: 2006

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