Python Bytes : replicating the book signing experience

Sophie Rochester, Director

Today the Monty Python’s Flying Circus Python Bytes App, developed by our clients Heuristic-Media Ltd, will be making its debut on the App Store. With full support from the Pythons, the app captures the anarchy which has made the Pythons so internationally successful. It includes 22 of the Python’s best sketches totalling 55-minutes of madness from the first series of the legendary Monty Python’s Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1969.

Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam will be demoing the app at a ‘Meet the Filmmakers‘ event introduced by Edith Bowman at the Apple Store on Regent Street, London at 6.30pm on Thursday 3rd May 2012. Live events accompanied by book signings have always been a staple for publishers when planning book publicity tours – but how do you replicate the book signing in the digital arena?

Heuristic has devised an interesting response to this oft-cited dilemma. In the Python Bytes app they’ve created a unique ‘Autograph’ feature that enables users to get their app signed by the Pythons and either save it to their photo library or share with a friend.

The App also contains new and exclusively recorded back-stories from John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, about the creation of the legendary sketches. Each sketch can be selected within the contents page to make a personalised show or can be randomly selected by shaking the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Each clip is preceded by one of three famous Python interstitials.

The Monty Python’s Flying Circus Python Bytes App is available for £1.99/ $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at

To find out more about the Python’s ‘Meet the Filmmakers’ App Signing event at the Apple Store, Regent Street, London, visit

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