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Plastic Man

Ripping yarns

One of my all-time favourite series. I can't remember when it was last shown on the telly.

For those not familiar...
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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?
Grind

I've got the book of the scripts and the BBC-issued DVDs.

Ace!
Dock

Thanks for the heads up PM. Love RY. To be honest there's not much any of the Pythons have done that I dislike.
Philwear

Shorts don't matter
Heyho

It's a type of comedy that I love maybe because it is so lost on the rest of the family.

Rank it alongside some of the sketches off the Fast Show. I love boring the rest of the family with my Bob Fleming impersonation.

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