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 2, Episode 3 - Roger Of The Raj

Pubescent Roger Bartlesham comes of age in the turbulent India of 60 years ago, when circumstances beyond his control drive him towards the most deplorable act known to the British Army. Suitable for younger viewers only.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th October 1979
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 27th February 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Tuesday 27th February 2018 10:20pm Yesterday
Friday 6th July 2018 12:20am Yesterday
Friday 6th July 2018 10:20pm Yesterday

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Michael Palin Roger
Richard Vernon Lord Bartlesham
Joan Sanderson Lady Bartlesham
Roger Brierley Hopper
John Le Mesurier Colonel Runciman
Jan Francis Miranda
Allan Cuthbertson Major Daintry
David Griffin Captain Meredith
Charles McKeown Captain Morrison
David Warwick Captain Cooper
Michael Stainton The Gamekeeper
Ken Shorter 1st Mutinous Officer
Douglas Hinton 2nd Mutinous Officer
Dorothy Frere Housemaid
Marta Gillot Miranda's Indian Servant
Aileen Lewis Miranda's Mother
Lewis Alexander Miranda's Father
Writing team
Michael Palin Writer
Terry Jones Writer
Production team
Jim Franklin Director
Jim Franklin Producer
Dan Rae Editor
Nigel Curzon Production Designer
Reg Pope Director of Photography

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