The television series Monty Python's Flying Circus was shot in front of a live studio audience. It includes live sketches on a stage or set, and the audience can be heard laughing. However, much of the televised show is shot elsewhere or is animated. During those cutaway scenes, live studio audience can be heard laughing some of the time, but often the humorous pre-recorded scenes / animations play out with no audio of the audience's reaction.
From the point of view of someone in the live studio audience for a taping, what did an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus look like throughout the 30-or-so minutes of the show? Was there one stage, or multiple stages? Were there monitors the audience was watching too? Did they see all of the the prerecorded skits, bits, and animations, or just some of them? Was the length of a taping the same as the length of a televised episode?