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The Testing of Eric Olthwaite

Ripping Yarns, Series 1 Episode 2 of 6

Michael Palin and Terry Jones's spoof comedy series tells the dark and tragic tale of the terminally boring Eric, whose mind-boggling tediousness forces his parents to leave home. Undaunted, Eric joins forces with a hardened criminal and proceeds to write his name in the history books.

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30 minutes

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Thu 10 Apr 2014 22:00


Role Contributor
Eric OlthwaiteMichael Palin
ArthurKenneth Colley
Mrs OlthwaiteBarbara New
IreneAnita Carey
DirectorJim Franklin

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