Ripping Yarns. Michael Palin. Copyright: BBC.

Ripping Yarns

BBC Two sitcom adventures. 9 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1976 - 1979. Stars Michael Palin.

The Complete Ripping Yarns

The Complete Ripping Yarns

Following the phenomenal success of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Palin and Terry Jones created this unforgettable, BAFTA-winning series of comic plays for the BBC.

Gleefully parodying the conventions of Boys' Own-style adventure, Ripping Yarns sees Palin taking the protagonist's role in nine rip-roaring stories from stirring tales of sporting endeavour, intrepid exploration and wartime heroism to skulduggery, supernatural mystery and murder... and, of course, the notorious exploits of Eric Olthwaite - Yorkshire's most interesting outlaw.

An illustrious supporting cast includes John Le Mesurier, Iain Cuthbertson, Denholm Elliott, Joan Sanderson and Don Henderson, with Terry Jones co-starring in one episode and fellow Python John Cleese also making a cameo appearance; the series was produced and directed by the multi award-winning team of Terry Hughes (The Two Ronnies), Jim Franklin (The Goodies) and Alan J.W. Bell (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy).

First released: Monday 11th October 2004

Extras

  • Deleted scenes
  • 1983 documentary, Comic Roots, in which Palin revisits his native Sheffield[x/]
  • Secrets, the only surviving recording of Palin and Jones's 1973 screenplay for the BBC's darkly comic (now sadly wiped) Black And Blue anthology series
  • Released: Monday 5th March 2012
  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Catalogue: 7953361

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  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 270
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7952219

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  • Released: Tuesday 30th August 2005
  • Distributor: Acorn Media
  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 2
  • Subtitles: English

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