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Ripping Yarns (1976)

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A British television comedy series, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python fame. 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, 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 as

    Michael Palin

    9 Episodes

  2. David Griffin as Cpt. Meredith

    David Griffin

    Cpt. Meredith

    2 Episodes

  3. John Phillips as

    John Phillips

    1 Episode

  4. Candace Glendenning as

    Candace Glendenning

    1 Episode

  5. Ian Ogilvy as

    Ian Ogilvy

    1 Episode

  6. Anita Carey as Irene Olthwaite

    Anita Carey

    Irene Olthwaite

    1 Episode

  7. Gwen Watford as

    Gwen Watford

    1 Episode

  8. Roland MacLeod as

    Roland MacLeod

    1 Episode

  9. Roy Kinnear as

    Roy Kinnear

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 2

1979 • 3 Episodes

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

Roger of the Raj

(2x3, October 24, 1979) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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