After an absence of nearly two years, Monty Python's Flying Circus returned to the BBC on October 19, 1972. The first episode of the new season, "Whicker's World," begins with part one of "Njorl's Saga," a thrilling Icelandic saga that, for various reasons, never seems to get off the ground. Interruptions include the trial of a man accused of killing 20 people "on or about the morning of December 19, 1971," a nonsensical stock market report, and Mrs. Premise and Mrs. Conclusion's visit to Mr. Jean-Paul and Mrs. Betty-Muriel Sartre. Also seen is a remote island inhabited by former TV interviewers who pass the time by jockeying for camera position. Featured in the cast of "Whicker's World" are Mrs. Idle, Connie Booth, Rita Davies, Nigel Jones, and Frank Williams.
by Hal Erickson synopsis