Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show (1966) for television, which was his first success. Also, he wrote for many other TV shows, such as: The Kathy Kirby Show (1964), Late Night Line-Up (1964) (with Palin), Complete and Utter History of Britain (1969) (with Palin). But Jones' greatest success was the zany Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (1969-74) (with Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle).