Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (27 Sep. 1977)

TV Episode   |  TV-14   |    |  Adventure, Comedy

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Eric Olthwaite is so boring that his family all leave home to escape him. Then one day he is accidentally caught up in a bank robbery and discovers that the robber shares his interests in ... See full summary »


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25 July 2018 | Prismark10
| The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
It might be grim up north but that is because of the precipitation.

The blackest of Black pudding and shoveling coal from the sideboard makes Eric a boring little fella. In fact his parents speak French to avoid conversing with Eric in the dinner table in case he starts talking about the rainfall again.

One day his parents and his sister get up leave him. Eric's girlfriend is carrying on behind his back and Eric cannot get a job in the back because he is so dull.

However when Eric is caught up in a bank robbery he makes boring the new sexy. Even the local mayor wants to be in his gang.

A gentle episode that parodies the Bonnie & Clyde movies the Yorkshire way.

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