Ripping Yarns. Michael Palin. Copyright: BBC
Ripping Yarns

Ripping Yarns

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1976 - 1979
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

Series of comic plays written by Pythons Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Escape From Stalag Luft 112 B

A British POW's constant escape attempts exasperate his fellow prisoners at a German camp during the Great War.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th October 1977
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th February 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Tuesday 13th February 2018 9:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 13th February 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 26th September 2018 11:40pm Yesterday
Thursday 27th September 2018 9:40pm Yesterday
Saturday 22nd April 2023 11:30pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Michael Palin Major Phipps
Michael Palin Chips
Roy Kinnear Vogel
John Phillips Colonel Harcourt Badger Owen
Timothy Carlton Nicholson
David Griffin Attenborough
Julian Hough Biolek
David English 2nd Guard
Roland MacLeod Dusty
Nicholas Day Sgt. Major Errol
Hugh Janes Carter
Philip Graham Ginger
James Charles Walcott
Glen Cunningham Bo Bo
David Machin Tosh
Richard Martin Smudger
Nigel Skeet Archie Tucker
Dennis Costello Vicar
Olive Costello Middle Aged Lady
Peter Mann Kommandant
M Kelly Jenkinson
T Hooper Truck Driver
D Gough Guard on Truck
Barbara Crundell Lady 2
Ronald Fletcher Narrator
Writing team
Michael Palin Writer
Terry Jones Writer
Production team
Jim Franklin Director
Jim Franklin Producer
John Jarvis Editor
John Stout Production Designer
Robin Stubbs Costume Designer

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