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Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns

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.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 21 Dec 2017 23:40


Role Contributor
PresenterAlexander Armstrong
ParticipantMichael Palin
ParticipantTerry Jones
ProducerMary Crisp
DirectorMary Crisp
Executive ProducerTara Duffy
Executive ProducerMark Freeland

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