Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (born February 1, 1942) is a British comedian and writer.

Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, and graduated from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He appeared on At Last the 1948 Show with Michael Palin and John Cleese and wrote for The Frost Report and several other of David Frost's programmes on British television. He was a member of the team of writers and performers that made Monty Python's Flying Circus. He co-wrote with Michael Palin Ripping Yarns, and wrote the screenplay for Labyrinth (1986). He has also written several books on mediŠval history and numerous works for children.

Table of contents
1 Publications
2 Television
3 Screenplays



with Brian Froud
  • The Goblins of the Labyrinth - 1986
  • Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book - 1994
  • The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins - 1996 (an abridged re-release of The Goblins of the Labyrinth, in a smaller format with the colour plates missing)
  • Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells: Quentin Cottington's Journal of Faery Research - 1996



Terry Jones has presented several factual television programmes, notably a major BBC documentary series, The Crusades (1996).


  • Labyrinth - 1986
  • Erik the Viking - 1989, which includes a notice in the credits specifically disclaiming any link with Jones's earlier novel ("although he hopes it will help the sales")
  • The Wind in the Willows - 1996

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