Two episodes of legendary TV comedy "At Last The 1948 Show" that were though lost have been rediscovered.
"At Last The 1948 Show" starred the "not yet Pythons" John Cleese and Graham Chapman, along with pre-Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor, and comedy legend Mary Feldman. It is widely considered to be one of the "parents" of Flying Circus (the other being "Do Not Adjust Your Set").
"The 4 Yorkshire Men" sketch, now held to be a Python classic, originally came from "At Last The 1948 Show"
The two lost reels were discovered in the archives of the late Sir David Frost, who died last August, and who was the Executive Producer of the show.
The two episodes, being loaned to the British Film Institute by the Frost family, will be shown as part of Missing Believed Wiped - the BFI's annual celebration of recovered TV programmes - on 7 December in London. They will be presented by John Cleese.
Some of the sketches in the 2 episodes were subsequently released on an audio comedy record, but for much of the material this will be the first time it has been seen since the episodes were originally broadcast in the 1960s.BFI announcementBBC News article