A Life on Screen is a Documentary programme.

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A Life on Screen

The actor and writer looks back on his career in an in-depth interview recorded after he received a special award at the 2013 Baftas. The programme looks back at his varied television career, from his earliest collaborations with writing partner Terry Jones, his innovative breakthrough as one of the stars of Monty Python's Flying Circus, to his later dramatic roles and award-winning series of travelogues. Featuring contributions from those who have worked with Palin, including John Cleese, David Jason and Armando Iannucci.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is A Life on Screen next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Two November 1st, 8:00pm and on BBC Two Northern Ireland November 1st, 8:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for David JasonDavid Jason
Image for John CleeseJohn Cleese
Roger Mills
Image for Michael PalinMichael Palin
Robert Hewison
Basil Pao
Celia Imrie
Katherine Allen
Angela Elbourne
Clem Vallance
Clare Brown
Samantha Peters
Image for Willy RussellWilly Russell
Image for Rupert GrintRupert Grint
Image for Armando IannucciArmando Iannucci
Alan Bleasdale
Gary Lewis
Image for Julie WaltersJulie Walters
Connie Booth
Image for Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville