Ripping Yarns: The Complete Series DVD
Starring Michael Palin, Margot Lawson, Charles Marcelle, Pat Taylor, Charles McKeown
Directed by Alan J.W. Bell
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: 05/03/2012
- Genre: Comedy
- Colour: Colour