Porridge (1974–1977)
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As a punishment Fletch is sewing fishing nets with McLaren, an aggressive, quick-tempered prisoner. Fletch has a plan to turn them both from zero to hero, after a roof-top protest by ... See full summary »

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As a punishment Fletch is sewing fishing nets with McLaren, an aggressive, quick-tempered prisoner. Fletch has a plan to turn them both from zero to hero, after a roof-top protest by McLaren, from which he will be talked down by Fletch, after attempts by others fail. The plan works, but not quite in the way Fletch hopes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Fletcher refers to Prison Officer Napper Wainright. Mr. Wainwright appears in a later show, briefly replacing Mackay. See more »

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Fletch: A lot of famous people were born out of wedlock you know. All those royals in history, Lawrence of Arabia, Napper Wainwright...
McLaren: Who's Napper Wainwright?
Fletch: He was a screw I knew in Brixton - mind you, he WAS a bastard!
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Version of Laat maar zitten: Hard tegen hard (1988) See more »

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Ways and Means
7 May 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In his episode Fletcher has realized that the prison wing governor is less of a pushover than he thought. Even Barrowclough refused to act like his batman.

Only six weeks in Fletcher is hating sewing fishing nets with the rest of the prisoners for a pittance. Worse still he has a run in with black Jock McLaren, known for his an aggressive temper and causing ructions with the prison officers.

However Fletcher has a plan which involves a rooftop protest by McLaren and Fletcher going up to talk him down. However Fletcher just did not realize how high that roof is.

No Godber in this episode, his place has been taken by McLaren as Fletcher tries to get through to him in surviving prison. The funniest bit is on the rooftop, even Mackay gets to chuckle. Fletcher still finds time to get one over Horrible Ives.


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