An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.
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Going Straight (TV Series 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!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy
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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 (1973–1985)
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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
Doing Time (1979)
Comedy | Crime
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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)
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Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

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Del Boy and Rodney meet up with David Beckham while trying to sell his personal line of underpants.

Director: Tony Dow
Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, David Beckham
Lucky Feller (TV Series 1975)
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Shorty Mepstead, a shy plumber lives in South London with his mother and brother, ladies' man Randolph.

Stars: David Jason, Cheryl Hall, Peter Armitage
On the Rocks (1975–1976)
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Alamesa minimum security prison has four inmates in a friendly rivalry with their guards and warden.

Stars: Rick Hurst, José Pérez, Bobby Sandler
Porridge (TV Movie 2016)
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Reboot of the classic sitcom set 40 years on from the original series. Nigel Norman Fletcher, grandson of Norman Stanley Fletcher, is sentenced to 5 years in prison for cyber-crimes and gets into more trouble once inside.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Stars: Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill, Mark Bonnar
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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
The Magnificent Evans (TV Series 1984)
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Stars: Ronnie Barker, Sharon Morgan, Dickie Arnold
Six Dates with Barker (TV Series 1971)
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Six one-off episodes, by different writers, featuring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Michael Hordern
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An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

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25 March 1973 (UK)  »

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Seven of One  »

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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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Spin-off My Old Man (1974) 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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