Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Comedy
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

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2 | 1

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1979 | 1977 | 1976
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 Bank Manager / ... (9 episodes, 1976-1979)
Charles McKeown ...
 2nd native / ... (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
David Griffin ...
 Attenborough / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Michael Stainton ...
 Ship's stoker / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Peter Graham ...
 Boy / ... (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

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7 January 1976 (UK)  »

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The opening title music for the series is "Fanfare" from William Walton's Facade Suite No.2 See more »

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Featured in Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) See more »

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Façade, Suite No. 2 - Fanfare
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Music by William Walton
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I thought this would never be released
2 September 2005 | by (Lexington, SC) – See all my reviews

This is a must buy ! Although I've not seen all 12 episodes, I have seen some, including the jewel: The Testing of Eric Othwaite. Inspired. Educational TV in S.C. serialized the show on Saturday evenings in the mid 70s, alongside the "Goodies" and their highly successful run of Python reruns. Palin and Jones were my favorites in Python. I felt the Oxford style was more accessible to the American audience, but still not to the Benny Hill extreme. As an example, The sight of Tomkinson and the other "faceless rabble" nailed to the walls of the school, by the school bullys (from Tomkinson's School Days) is one of my all-time favorite sight gags. I highly recommend this series to any Python fan. And almost any man over 40 whose ever read or seen a copy of Boys Life from the early 60s will howl in delight at Ripping Yarns.


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