Going Straight (1978– )

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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

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 Norman Stanley Fletcher (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Ingrid Fletcher (5 episodes, 1978)
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 Lennie Godber (4 episodes, 1978)
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 Raymond Fletcher (4 episodes, 1978)
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Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

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Going Straight
Written by Dick Clement and Tony Macaulay
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I'm Going Straight as an Arr'aw - and with a Bafta!
27 March 2006 | by (S.W England, Plymouth,) – See all my reviews

Like Porridge, Going Straight was a series that was to shine! In 1978 it won a Bafta TV Award and rightly so! With a fantastic theme tune (If you can find the elongated version on LP - do its magnificent!),Writing team and the superb acting of Ronnie Barker- Fulton Mackay and Richard Beckinsale who could say it was bad? As many posters have said here - it didn't live up to the expectations of Porridge and in a way this "could" be correct, but i feel it packs the same punch! It shows the strain of trying to reintegrate back into life, on the straight and narrow, fighting back temptation and the leering face of crime and Barker plays this to an Art! Be it the wittiness of Fletch,The stupidity of remarks from Raymond or the "happy ending" - The series is memorable for it.

And to say that Barker said it was up there with Porridge - what more can one say!


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