Ripping Yarns

BBC Two (ended 1979)


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Episode Guide

    • Murder at Moorstones Manor
      Murder at Moorstones Manor
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Murder is on the mind of a member of the Chiddingfold family. The most obvious suspect is Charles; at the end of the day, everyone left alive confesses.
    • Whinfrey's Last Case
      Whinfrey's Last Case
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A national hero, Gerald Whinfrey, turns down an assignment to research rumors that Germany has started World War I, a year ahead of schedule. Instead he'd rather get the holiday in that he wants so badly. His destination is a tiny Cornish fishing village, where things aren't, as they seem.
    • Tomkinson's Schooldays
      Tomkinson's Schooldays
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      An authentic account of an English boy's, Tomkinson, life at a public school, where he tries to escape and receives help from the school bully.
    • Escape From Stalag Luft 112 B
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      During WW I, prisoner of war, Major Edwin Phipps continually tries to escape despite his fellow officers lack of interest. Then after they all escape, he is the only one left, watched by 45 guards. That only slows down his plan of escape, even when the Germans ask him for advice on how to escape, then they all leave him totally alone.moreless
    • Roger of the Raj
      Roger of the Raj
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Roger and Miranda yearn to run away together and open a chemist's shop, but a native uprising interrupts their planned elopement.
    • Golden Gordon
      Golden Gordon
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Gordon Ottershaw, Barnstoneworth's biggest and perhaps only football supporter, desperately hopes for one last victory for the team; before the grounds are sold to a scrap dealer. Gordon goes in search of former team members in hopes of getting that one last victory.
    • The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
      The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      An English boy, Eric Olthwaite who is so boring that he causes his parents and sister to run away, gets involved with a bank robber who share his interests. Together they become notorious for stealing things that they're interested in, like shovels and weather records. Suddenly Eric becomes very popular.
    • The Curse of the Claw
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Kevin Orr, must return the Claw of the Holy Vulture to Burma to stop it from inflicting its curse on his family.
    • Across the Andes by Frog
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      British sporting events and native superstitions destroy Captain Snetterton's expedition to study frogs as they cross the Andes mountains.
    • The Testing of Eric Ulthwaite
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Eric knows that he's boring - so boring, in fact, that his parents run away from home. Eric's dreams come true then, when he is taken hostage by a bank robber who shares his interest in shovels and weather gauges. The two soon transcend the relationship between captor and detainee, and become partners.moreless