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)
David Swift ...
 Mr. McEwan (2 episodes, 1978)
Rowena Cooper ...
 Shirley Chapman (2 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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Fulton McKay makes a guest appearance in the first episode, reprising his role of Senior Prison Officer Mckay from Porridge, as does Tony Osoba as inmate, McLaren. See more »

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Featured in Ronnie Barker Interview (2001) See more »

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Going Straight
Written by Dick Clement and Tony Macaulay
Sung by Ronnie Barker
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It's different but every bit as good
31 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly endorse Liam's well expressed review. Going Straight deals with the same person in very different circumstances and one that has to have non-humorous aspects. The episodes are clever, and funny where they need to be, very funny, with Fletch's repartee as sharp as ever. And his delivery is flawless. I found myself chuckling all the time I wasn't feeling sorry for him or worried about him. It's an excellent supplement to the wonderful Porridge. And Godber was as perfect in his new circumstances as he ever was. Interesting to see some supporting actors who went on to considerable acclaim themselves. If I have any reservations they are only about Ingrid's London accent - though nothing could ever be as bad as Dick Van Dyke's chimney sweep.


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