DVD365.net
Ripping Yarns: The Complete Series (1976) artwork

Ripping Yarns: The Complete Series (1976)

Monday 23rd January 2012

Following the phenomenal success of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Palin and Terry Jones created the BAFTA-winning Ripping Yarns. A parody of Boy's Own-style adventure annuals, it's available to own as a 2-disc set on 5th March 2012 from Network DVD.
Peter Graham, Michael Stainton, David Griffin, Barbara New, Charles McKeown, Michael Palin
Alan J.W. Bell, Terry Hughes, Jim Franklin
Jim Franklin, Terry Hughes, Sydney Lotterby
Network DVD
4 hours 30 minutes
05/03/2012

Following the phenomenal success of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Palin and Terry Jones created the BAFTA-winning Ripping Yarns. A parody of Boy's Own-style adventure annuals, "Ripping Yarns" sees Palin take the lead role in nine fantastic adventures - from stirring tales of sporting endeavour, intrepid exploration and wartime heroism to skullduggery, supernatural mystery and murder! It's available to own as a 2-disc set on 5th March 2012 from Network DVD.

An illustrious supporting cast includes Ian Ogilvy, John Le Mesurier, Iain Cuthbertson, Denholm Elliott, Joan Sanderson and Don Henderson, with Terry Jones starring in one episode and fellow former Python John Cleese also making a cameo appearance. "Ripping Yarns" was produced and directed by the multi award-winning team of Terry Hughes (The Two Ronnies), Jim Franklin (The Goodies) and Alan J.W. Bell (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

  • Tompkinson's Schooldays .Set in the frontier days of British education, when upper lips were stiff with cold and corporal punishment was an A-Level. A savage, searing indictment of something or other. Produced and Directed by Terry Hughes. Original BBCTransmission 7 January 1976
  • The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite. A boy becomes a man in the harsh world of the Depression. The rough, tough story of folk who couldn't afford to go on the Jarrow March. Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin. Original BBCTransmission 27 September 1977
  • Escape From Stalag Luft 112B. A tale of courage and valour behind the lines in the Kaiser's Germany. An inspiring story of camp life and a British officer who wouldn't lie down. Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin. Original BBCTransmission 4 October 1977
  • Murder At Moorstones Manor Hugo and Dora drive down to see Mumsie and Dadsie-pie for a long weekend in the country. But it turns out to be longer than they thought. Produced and Directed by Terry Hughes. Original BBC Transmission 11 October 1977
  • Across The Andes By Frog. The stirring story of one man and six frogs who tried to defy the world in the greatest gamble of all. Produced and Directed by Terry Hughes. Original BBC Transmission 18 October 1977
  • The Curse Of The Claw. The terrifying account of a man who dabbled in the dark mysteries of the Orient and lived to tell the tale. Or did he...? Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin. Original Bbc Transmission 25 October 1977
  • Whinfrey's Last Case. Dashing, debonnaire Gerald Whinfrey saves his country twice a week. But in 1913 a German plot to start the First World War without telling anybody coincides with his holiday. Where do Whinfrey's priorities lie? Has he got any? A knockabout tale of international intrigue. Executive Producer Sydney Lotterby. Produced and Directed by Alan J.W. Bell. Original BBC Transmission 10 October 1979
  • Golden Gordon. A torrid tale of football fanaticism in the 1930s. Super-fan Gordon Ottershaw supports a team which hasn't won a match for six years. But worse is to come and Gordon and his bicycle clips are reunited in a last desperate bid for glory and Bovril. Executive Producer Sydney Lotterby. Produced and Directed by Alan J.W. Bell. Original BBC Transmission 17 October 1979
  • Roger Of The Raj. Roger Bartlesham comes of age in a world of eighteen-course breakfasts and twelve servants per leg. But when the Great War breaks out Roger finds himself in a world of changing values and is forced by circumstances to the most despicable act known to the British Army. Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin. Original BBC Transmission 24 October 1979
  • Commentaries on all episodes by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
  • Deleted scene from Murder at Moorstones Manor
  • Audience laughter-free tracks on all episodes bar Tomkinson's Schooldays and Murder at Moorstones Manor
  • Comic Roots - Michael Palin returns to his home-town of Sheffield
  • "Secrets" - a BBC play from 1973
  • Stills Gallery
  • Michael Palin's Original Scripts PDF

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Pokemon

3D-BD
Ryan Reynolds stars in the first-ever live-action Pokemon adventure as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokemon phenomenon, as Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray ...Read more
Bad Boys For Life artwork

Bad Boys For Life

DVDBDUHDDIGITAL
11/04/2020
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on the case in the roles that launched the dynamic duo to global superstardom in Bad Boys For Life, arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 25th May 2020 from Sony ...
Birds of Prey artwork

Birds of Prey

DVDBDUHDDIGITAL
07/07/2020
Dark Waters artwork

Dark Waters

DVDDIGITAL
03/07/2020
The Rhythm Section artwork

The Rhythm Section

DVDBDDIGITAL
03/07/2020
Walkabout artwork

Walkabout

BD
27/07/2020
Sonic The Hedgehog artwork

Sonic The Hedgehog

DVDBDUHD
01/05/2020
Parasite artwork

Parasite

UHD
19/09/2020
Now including the Black and White version of the film, Parasite is released on 4K UHD 23rd November 2020 from Curzon Artificial Eye
District 9 artwork

District 9

UHD
16/08/2020
Normal People artwork

Normal People

DVDTV
18/09/2020
Little Birds artwork

Little Birds

DVDTV
02/09/2020
Mystery Road S2 artwork

Mystery Road S2

DVDTV
16/09/2020
The Irishman artwork

The Irishman

DVDBD
21/09/2020

Whiplash

News19/08/2020

Whiplash, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, is newly remastered in stunning 4K with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio, available for the first time on 4k Ultra HD from 28th September 2020 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Peep Show S4

Review21/08/2019

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have personalities that are completely opposite to each other - and with absolutely nothing in common. Series four sees the mayhem continue with Mark desperately trying to get out of marrying Sophie.

V for Vendetta

News18/09/2020

From the Wachowski brothers and Joel Silver, the masterminds behind The Matrix trilogy, comes another intriguing, action-packed fantasy-thriller in V for Vendetta, released on 4K UHD 2nd November 2020 from Warner Home Video.
"Be careful who you love. They're the only ones who can hurt you."
The Loft (2014)

The Luminaries

DVDTV20/07/2020268

Outlander S5

DVDBDTVBoxset21/09/2020221

The Invisible Man

DVDBDUHDDIGITAL29/06/2020217

The Man Who Laughs

BD17/08/2020171

The Luminaries

DVDTV20/07/2020268

Outlander S5

DVDBDTVBoxset21/09/2020221

The Flash S6

DVDBDTVBoxset24/08/2020165

Pennyworth S1

DVDBDDIGITALTV22/06/2020149

Angel Has Fallen

NOTESDVDBDUHD16/12/2019123

Bombshell

DVDBDNOTES20/12/2019117

Radioactive

NOTES24/04/2020102

Fantasy Island

DVDBDNOTES14/02/202038

Racing Stripes

DVD21/06/20052998

Austin Powers

DVD01/12/20071403

The Simpsons S16

DVDTV05/12/2013967
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill