Ripping Yarns: The Complete Series, DVD


All nine episodes of the satirical adventure series written by and starring ex-Monty Python member Michael Palin, with additional writing by Terry Jones.

Each episode is a self-contained parody of the Victorian 'Boy's Own'-style of story.

In 'Tomkinson's Schooldays' a young boy tries to avoid the brutality of the school bully. 'The Testing of Eric Olthwaite' sees the most boring boy in the world become involved with a gang of bank robbers.

In 'Escape From Stalag Luft 112B' a First World War POW finds himself the only one left in camp after everyone else escapes. 'Murder at Moorstones Manor' sees an aristocratic family all confess to a brutal murder.

In 'Across the Andes by Frog' a famed scientist tries to study the migration habits of a species of frog, while being constantly disturbed by local customs. 'The Curse of the Claw' is about a family affected by a deadly Burmese curse.

In 'Whinfrey's Last Case', German spies menace a peaceful Cornish village. 'Golden Gordon' sees a fanatical football fan try to round up veteran players to save his beloved team.

Finally, in 'Roger of the Raj' a humble chemist finds himself caught up in the Indian uprising.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5027626336141
  • Catalogue number: 7953361
  • Studio: Network
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Colour: Colour


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