Ripping Yarns
Episode Title Mistakes
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Season 1
Season 1 generally0
1Tomkinson's Schooldays0
2The Testing of Eric Olthwaite0
3Escape From Stalag Luft 112 B0
4Murder at Moorstones Manor0
5Across the Andes by Frog0
6The Curse of the Claw0
Season 2
Season 2 generally0
1Whinfrey's Last Case5
2Golden Gordon3
3Roger of the Raj0

Golden Gordon - S2-E2

Factual error: This programme is set in 1935, but in all aerial shots all cars that can be seen are from the 1970s.

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Trivia: In the pilot of the first series, "Tomkinson's Schooldays," Michael Palin introduces the episode wearing a full black beard, a black poet hat and a black opera cape; but Palin repeatedly bungles his lines and must be coached (by an off-camera Terry Jones) through every word of his introduction. Palin affects the same costume and character to introduce the first episode of the second series, "Whinfrey's Last Case," as well. In both instances, Michael Palin and Terry Jones were mocking the legendary American filmmaker Orson Welles, a heavy drinker who was notoriously difficult to direct and who had descended to appearing in wine commercials on TV by the 1970s.

Charles Austin Miller
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