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Ripping Yarns

Series 1

Episode 2: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Palin and Terry Jones's spoof comedy series tells the dark and tragic tale of the terminally boring Eric, whose mind-boggling tediousness forces his parents to leave home. Undaunted, Eric joins forces with a hardened criminal and proceeds to write his name in the history books. Show less


Eric Olthwaite:
Michael Palin
Mrs Olthwaite:
Barbara New
Jim Franklin

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