Supposedly as a temporary measure Lennie Godber is moved into Fletch's cell. As a first-timer the prison world is new to him and he misses his girl-friend. Fletch shows a kindly, philosophical side ...
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Norman Stanley Fletcher is sentenced to 5 years at her Majesty's pleasure at HM prison Slade in darkest Cumbria. His naive cell mate Lenny Godber needs to learn the ropes, skives and scams and evil prison officer Mr.Mackay tries to run the prison his own way. And then there's Mr.Barroclough who is just too weak willed to have his good nature exploited.
The producers and the writers were keen to make more episodes, but Ronnie Barker was wary of being "stuck with a character" and also wanted to move on to other projects. See more »
[Fletch's old nemesis, Napper Wainwright, has replaced Mackay]
He's got stripes - we'll have to hope success has mellowed him.
[very rapidly and sharply, to another prisoner]
Something to say to me, have you? Well my name's Wainwright; you will address me as Mr Wainwright or Sir!
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The opening titles consist of outside shots of Slade prison and of several doors and gates being closed and locked. See more »
This show is definately one of the top ten best sitcoms in Britain and maybe even in the world. Ronnie Barkers best piece of comedy ever. One of the best points about it is the originality and imagination put into the idea of it being set in a prison. Not many 70's sitcoms do very well but this along with Fawlty Towers are exceptions of that decade. Highly recommended to anyone with a decent sense of humour. I just wish we had things like this now instead of "The office" and "Office Gossip", both of which can make a coffee-addicted insomniac fall asleep. Watch this show whenever its on. Best quote:
Mckay: Where's (can't remember name)?
Fletcher: Oh hes outside desecrating holy ground.
Mckay: He's what?
Fletcher: He's having a slash in a church yard.
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