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.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - The Curse Of The Claw

The terrifying story of a man who dabbled in the dark mysteries of the Orient and found himself cursed for his troubles.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th October 1977
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th January 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 20th February 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Tuesday 20th February 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Thursday 4th October 2018 12:15am Yesterday
Thursday 4th October 2018 10:20pm Yesterday

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Michael Palin Sir Kevin Orr
Michael Palin Uncle Jack
Hilary Mason Kevin's Mother
Tenniel Evans Kevin's Father
Keith Smith Captain Merson
Aubrey Morris Grosvenor
Nigel Rhodes Young Kevin
Judy Loe Chief Petty Officer Russell
Bridget Armstrong Lady Agatha
Michael Stainton Ship's Stoker
Vanessa Furse Ship's Engineer
Diana Hutchinson Young Lady Agatha
Karen Jeffrey Kevin's Sister
Bob Babenia Native Leader
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
Ian Hewitt Graphics

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