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This sketch was part of a full episode of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' titled 'The Cycling Tour'. In this sketch Mr. Pither (Michael Palin), a bespectacled cyclist from the West Country, has been thrown in to a Russian cell. He is dragged out and lined up in front of a firing squad. The firing squad miss and are told by the officer (John Cleese) to go and practice. Mr. Pither is thrown back in his cell to wait. He's taken out again, but again the firing squad miss. Mr. Pither dreams he's in his mother's garden only to be woken to be taken out to the firing squard once again.
The sketch was orignally featured in Episode 8 of Series 3 of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' which first broadcast on 7 December 1972.
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