An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.
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Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Open All Hours (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Doing Time (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: Lynda Baron, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole
On the Rocks (1975–1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Alamesa minimum security prison has four inmates in a friendly rivalry with their guards and warden.

Stars: Rick Hurst, José Pérez, Bobby Sandler
Ghostboat (TV Movie 2006)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme
Stars: David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies, Tony Haygarth
Diamond Geezer (TV Series 2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: David Jason, Stephen Wight, Gary Whelan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sinclair
Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole
Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series 1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Spoof documentary on the life of the main protagonist of the television prison comedy "Porridge", Mr. Norman Stanley Fletcher.

Director: Kim Flitcroft
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Bill Nighy
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An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

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The series was to have been called "Six of One", leaving the way clear for a sequel, to be called "Half a Dozen of The Other", but the BBC required seven episodes. See more »

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Followed by Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003) See more »

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The Seven Ronnies
18 October 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

'Seven Of One' is best remembered as the series that gave Ronnie Barker two of his greatest television successes: 'Porridge' and 'Open All Hours'. But don't be fooled into thinking the remaining five are in some way substandard. 'My Old Man' cast Ronnie as 'Sam Cobbett', a cantankerous pensioner struggling to fit in with the modern world ( it later became an I.T.V. series starring the wonderful Clive Dunn ), 'Another Man's Meat' featured a sublime teaming of Ronnie, Prunella Scales, Sam Kelly and Joan Sims in this slight but amusing tale of an overweight man whose attempts to diet are taken to extremes, 'Spanner's Eleven' was a Roy Clarke script about a struggling football team, 'Another Fine Mess' a sublime evocation of the Laurel & Hardy movies ( almost as good as the real thing, in fact ) and, my favourite, 'I'll Fly You For A Quid' was about a gambling-mad Welsh family. One wishes they all could have been developed into series. A must for all Ronnie Barker fans. Pity that the D.V.D. release lacks the standard title sequence on two of the five episodes, though.


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