Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Alexander Armstrong's Real Ripping Yarns

Alexander Armstrong's fascinating documentary, Real Ripping Yarns, is being repeated at 1.55am on Wednesday 8th March, on BBC4.

The programme 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. It features clips from Ripping Yarns, archive and interviews with experts, modern-day adventurers and Michael Palin and Terry Jones's own memories.

In this affectionate and entertaining film Xander celebrates a long-lost slice of Britishness. Definitely one to record, if you haven't seen it before.

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