That Time Douglas Adams got Monty Python on Doctor Who
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Feb 13th, 2012, 10:11 am
Well, maybe he didn’t get all of Monty Python on the show, but he did get John Cleese. City of Death was written by David Fisher, but heavily re-written by none other than then-script-editor Douglas Adams. When Adams learned that John Cleese would be filming in the same studio on the same day, he persuaded the actor to come in and cameo as a speaking part written for generic art gallery goers. Cleese agreed, on the requirement that his appearance on the show not be announced or publicized in any way, leaving it a bizarre non-sequitur that any Python fan would appreciate.
(via The Geek Twins.)
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