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Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns

Alexander Armstrong explores the literature that inspired Michael Palin and Terry Jones's comedy Ripping Yarns, a parody of the Boys' Own books and magazines of their childhood.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 21 Dec 2017 23:40

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  • 00:34

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    Man With The Movie Camera

Credits

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

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