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Ripping Yarns

Series 1

Episode 5: Across the Andes by Frog

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Comedy series parodying boys' own adventure tales. The epic story of one man and six frogs who tried to defy the world in the greatest gamble of all. Show more

Contributors

Captain Walter Snetterton:
Michael Palin
Mr Gregory:
Denholm Elliott
Sgt Major:
Don Henderson
Old Woman:
Eileen Way
First Native:
Louis Mansi
Second Native:
Charles McKeown
Director:
Terry Hughes

Hold the Sunset

Series 2

The Disappearance

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Phil has disappeared. While Edith searches for him, her difficult sister Joan invites herself to stay and Roger fills the house with unexpected guests. Show more

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Series 2

Aunty Joan

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Edith is finding her irritating sister Joan very difficult, and Roger, impatient to help Phil sell his house, decides to help by checking his roof for dry rot. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality, until the worst occurs. Show more

Contributors

Sam Lowry:
Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle:
Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry:
Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann:
Ian Holm
Jack Lint:
Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn:
Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann:
Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton:
Kim Greist
Director:
Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe:
Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain:
Barbara Hicks
Technician:
Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle:
Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official:
Simon Jones
Charlie:
Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter:
Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter:
Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker:
Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog:
Ann Way
Black Maria Guard:
Don Henderson
Producer:
Arnon Milchan

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Series 1

Episode 2: Birthday

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Phil and Roger make rival attempts to impress Edith on her seventieth birthday. Roger's bright idea is to invite back Mrs Gale, Edith's chaotic former cleaner. Show more

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Series 1

Episode 3: The Marriage Counsellor

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Mrs Gale appoints herself marriage counsellor to Roger and Wendy, and Edith and Phil decide it's the right moment to take a weekend break.

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Series 1

Episode 4: The Burglary

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. As tensions grow between Roger and Wendy, a midnight break-in brings Edith face to face with a ghost from her past. Show more

Contributors

Mr Dugdale:
Peter Egan
Police Officer 1:
Naveed Khan
Police Officer 2:
Rebecca Humphries
Mrs Gale:
Anne Reid
Director:
Sandy Johnson
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman

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Series 1

Episode 5: Roger the Carer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Bob gives Roger the idea of applying to be a paid carer for Edith. However, Edith is perfectly well, so who can Roger persuade to stand in for her? Show more

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Series 1

Episode 6: Old Flames

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Phil is worried that Edith's old flame Bob may be gaining ground and that his own one-time floozy Desiree may put in an unwelcome appearance. Show more

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Series 2

The Lemming Family

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Edith and Phil are dismayed to find themselves portrayed in Wendy’s prizewinning book, and Roger’s hopes of becoming a carer look like being revived. Show more

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Series 2

Damage Limitation

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Edith and Phil finally set a date for their wedding, but romance is in the air for more than one couple. Show more

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Series 2

Doing a Bunk

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Edith and Phil can finally make a plan for their wedding – which doesn’t include an invitation for Bob – and Roger enlists Georgie to video the proceedings. Show more

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If I Were a Wise Man

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Sitcom. Edith plans one last Christmas with the family before she and Phil embark on their sunset journey, and Phil's anxiety leads him to a spooky encounter. Show more

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Series 1

Episode 1: Bubbly

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Sitcom. Edith's dreams of retirement to the sun with her long-term suitor Phil are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home. Show more

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Series 2

The Sale

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

With Edith and Phil’s sunset future in suspense, Phil’s beginning to despair of ever selling his house. Queenie talks him into an Open Day – but with ulterior motives. Show more