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Duration: 1 hour

Our dashing hero Alexander Armstrong explores the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's classic TV comedy Ripping Yarns, a loving parody of the Boys' Own books and magazines of their childhood. Featuring clips from Ripping Yarns, archive and interviews with experts, modern-day adventurers and Palin and Jones's own memories. In this affectionate and entertaining film Armstrong celebrates a long-lost slice of Britishness.

Last on

Thu 10 Apr 2014 01:50 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Alexander Armstrong
Participant
Michael Palin
Participant
Terry Jones
Producer
Mary Crisp
Director
Mary Crisp
Executive Producer
Tara Duffy
Executive Producer
Mark Freeland

Broadcasts

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