+ Ripping Yarns + Out of the Trees
Three series that tickled TV viewers in the 70s and inspired countless other shows.
Dirs John Howard Davies, Bob Spiers
With John Cleese, Connie Booth, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Post-Python, John Cleese co-wrote and delivered this legendary sitcom that proved a global smash hit and achieved cult status.
+ Ripping Yarns
Dirs Terry Hughes, Jim Franklin, Alan JW Bell
With Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Charles McKeown
Palin and Jones turned to boy’s-own adventure stories for inspiration in their hilarious post-Python series, which told a different ‘ripping-good yarn’ per episode.
+ Out of the Trees
Dirs Bernard Thompson, Ian MacNaughton
With Graham Chapman, Maria Aitken, Simon Jones, Mark Wing-Davey
Graham Chapman teamed up with Doctor Who writer Douglas Adams for a comedy series that never went beyond this pilot. Simon Jones and Mark Wing-Davey went on to star in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.