Description

All 20 episodes of the classic sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, set in Slade Prison. Small-time career criminal Fletcher (Barker) takes first-timer Godber (Beckinsale) under his wing to show him the ropes, all the while trying to get one over on officious prison officer Mr Mackay (Fulton Mackay). Season 1 episodes are: ‘New Faces, Old Hands’, ‘The Hustler’, ‘A Night In’, ‘A Day Out’, ‘Ways and Means’ and ‘Men Without Women’. Season 2 episodes are: ‘Just Desserts’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Disturbing the Peace’, ‘Happy Release’, ‘The Harder They Fall’ and ‘No Peace for the Wicked’. Season 3 episodes are: ‘A Storm in a Teacup’, ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Rough Justice’, ‘Pardon Me’, ‘A Test of Character’ and ‘Final Stretch’. Also included are the 1975 and 1976 Christmas specials ‘No Way Out’ and ‘The Desperate Hours’. This feature-length version of the Porridge [1979] TV series continues to follow the exploits of prison inmates Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker) and Lennie Godber (Richard Beckinsale). A new officer (Christopher Godwin) makes Mackay (Fulton Mackay) look postively timid and, to make things even more exciting, an escape plan which Fletch wants no part of is developing. After three series and two Christmas specials of Porridge, Fletcher finally gets released from prison in Going Straight. Following his release from Slade prison, after numerous spells in prison and at the age of 45, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn’t easy – life in the outside world is just not the same as it used to be. Will Fletch take to life on the outside – or will he yearn for the company of thieves and screws?