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Join John Cleese and the cast of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on location in Scotland

1974 4 mins Silent


Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition - except perhaps the Monty Python cast and crew, seen here on location at Doune Castle, Scotland, shooting Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1974, with John Cleese’s drily-delivered comments overdubbed into Spanish for international viewers. Fetch the comfy chair.

This Spanish-language location report was produced by government agency the Central Office of Information as part of a long-running weekly news cinemagazine for overseas audiences, This Week in Britain (1959-1980). This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.