Ripping Yarns –

The Complete Series (15).
     22 Dec 11

Release Date: 5th March 2012

 Ripping Yarns – The Complete Series(15)

Following the phenomenal success of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, Michael Palin and Terry Jones created the BAFTA-winning Ripping Yarns – The Complete Series (15). 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, RRP £19.99.

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).

Special Features:
·      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.

Originally broadcast on the BBC between 1976 and 1979, this set is a must-have item for all fans of great British comedy.