Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns. Image shows from L to R: Michael Palin, Alexander Armstrong. Copyright: BBC.

Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns

BBC Four documentary. 1 episode in 2014. Features Alexander Armstrong, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Matthew Grenby, Dennis Butts, Kim Reynolds, Peter Wothers and others.

Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns

Alexander Armstrong explores the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's classic comedy anthology series, Ripping Yarns

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
Alexander Armstrong, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Matthew Grenby, Dennis Butts, Kim Reynolds, Peter Wothers, Honor Beddard and Max Jones
Director
Mary Crisp
Producers
Mary Crisp, Tara Duffy and Mark Freeland

Alexander Armstrong looks at the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's classic TV comedy Ripping Yarns, the loving parody of the Boys' Own books and magazines of their childhood.

Featuring clips from Ripping Yarns, archive and interviews with experts, modern-day adventurers and Palin and Jones's own memories.

In this affectionate and entertaining film Armstrong celebrates a long-lost slice of Britishness.

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