Ripping yarnsOne of my all-time favourite series. I can't remember when it was last shown on the telly.
For those not familiar...
|It was written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones of Monty Python fame. It was transmitted on BBC 2. Following an initial pilot episode in January 1976, it ran for two series of five and three episodes in October 1977 and October 1979 respectively. Each episode had a different setting and characters, each looking at a different aspect of British culture and parodying pre-World War II literature aimed at schoolboys (Wikipedia). |
BBC4 is broadcasting tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 pm "Tomkinson's Schooldays", a Python-esque version of Tom Brown's Schooldays. I'm not sure if it's a one-off or if they're repeating them all.
I just hoping they're still as funny as I remember them being.
And, in relation to another episode set in Yorkshire in 1935, perhaps one of our correspondents would like to comment on "Golden Gordon" Ottershaw and his beloved but beleagured Barnstoneworth United, in relation to contemporary football matters?