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Ripping Yarns (1976)

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Ripping Yarns is a British television comedy series. It was written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python fame. It was transmitted on BBC 2. Following an initial pilot episode in January 1976, it ran for two subsequent series of five and three episodes in October 1977 and October 1979 respectively. Each episode had a different setting and characters, each looking at a different aspect of British culture and parodying pre-World War II literature aimed at schoolboys.

  1. Michael Palin


  2. Terry Jones


Series Cast

  1. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    9 Episodes

  2. David Griffin

    David Griffin

    Cpt. Meredith

    2 Episodes

  3. Anita Carey

    1 Episode

  4. Ian Ogilvy

    Ian Ogilvy

    1 Episode

  5. Candace Glendenning

    Candace Glendenning

    1 Episode

  6. John Phillips

    John Phillips

    1 Episode

  7. Roland MacLeod

    Roland MacLeod

    1 Episode

  8. Gwen Watford

    Gwen Watford

    1 Episode

  9. Kenneth Colley

    Kenneth Colley

    1 Episode

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Ripping Yarns

Season 2

1979 | 3 Episodes

Season 2 of Ripping Yarns premiered on October 10, 1979.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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