History Series / Porridge

23rd Sep '16 9:15:49 PM missmoon
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* ReformedButRejected: Fletcher's efforts to go straight are sincere, but, doomed to a life of low paying menial work and surrounded by temptation, he almost becomes this. The 2016 special confirms that he never went back to prison and stayed on the straight until his death.

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* ReformedButRejected: PlayedWith, but ultimately averted. Fletcher's efforts to go straight are sincere, but, doomed to a life of low paying menial work and surrounded by temptation, he almost becomes this. this but decides to stay on the straight. The 2016 special confirms specials confirm that he never went back to prison and stayed on the straight happily enjoyed his quiet retirement until his death.



* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode, Fletch tries to get a pineapple tin, only for it to be taken away from him. At the end, Officer Meekie leaves the cell with the pineapple tin again, only for Fletch to reveal to Lotterby that he managed to get a second tin hidden under his pillow.
* CallBack: Loads, since Fletch is Fletcher's grandson through his son Raymond, making him Ingrid's nephew. Lotterby mentions that he briefly served time with Fletcher 40 years ago in Slade, and learns that he passed away five years prior to Fletch's conviction.

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* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode, Fletch tries to get a pineapple tin, only for it to be taken away from him. At the end, Officer Meekie leaves the cell with the a pineapple tin again, only for Fletch to reveal to Lotterby that he managed to get succeeded in smuggling a second tin hidden under his pillow.
* CallBack: Loads, since Fletch is Fletcher's grandson through his son Raymond, making him Ingrid's nephew. Lotterby mentions that he briefly served time with Fletcher 40 years ago in Slade, and learns that he passed away five years prior to Fletch's conviction.ago, in 2011.



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Officer Braithwaite regularly asks him for computer advice and even ''the prison governor'' comes to him when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Fletch easily bonds with his new elderly cellmate Lotterby, especially since Lotterby knew his grandfather.

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* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, reputation precedes him and he's drafted forced into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates.into cleaning up Weeksy's record so he can be paroled early. Officer Braithwaite regularly asks him for computer advice and even ''the prison governor'' comes to him when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Fletch easily bonds with his new elderly cellmate Lotterby, especially since Lotterby knew his grandfather. He then reveals to Lotterby that while he was snooping in the prison records, he gave Lotterby an AgeLift so that he'll be released three years sooner.



** Weeksy is a member of a Manchester crime family. He's impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.

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** Weeksy is a member of a Manchester crime family. He's family, and is impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.
18th Sep '16 11:26:45 AM missmoon
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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century minimum security prison, with a foosball and pool table in the common area, a clean gym, and televisions in the cells. The cells slightly resemble dorm rooms with a bunk bed and table

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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century minimum security prison, with a foosball and pool table in the common area, a clean gym, and televisions in the cells. The cells slightly resemble dorm rooms with a bunk bed bed, table, some shelves and tablea bulletin board.
18th Sep '16 11:22:36 AM missmoon
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* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode, Fletch tries to get a pineapple tin, only for it to be taken away from him. At the end, Meekie leaves the cell with the pineapple tin again, only for Fletch to reveal to Lotterby that he managed to get a second tin hidden under his pillow.
* CallBack: Loads, as Fletch is Fletcher's grandson through his son Raymond, making him Ingrid's nephew. Lotterby mentions that he briefly served time with Fletch Sr. 40 years ago in Slade, and learns that he passed away five years prior to Fletch's conviction.

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* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode, Fletch tries to get a pineapple tin, only for it to be taken away from him. At the end, Officer Meekie leaves the cell with the pineapple tin again, only for Fletch to reveal to Lotterby that he managed to get a second tin hidden under his pillow.
* CallBack: Loads, as since Fletch is Fletcher's grandson through his son Raymond, making him Ingrid's nephew. Lotterby mentions that he briefly served time with Fletch Sr. Fletcher 40 years ago in Slade, and learns that he passed away five years prior to Fletch's conviction.



* ContinuityNod: Ingrid and Godber are still married, and Godber had arranged for Fletch Sr. to run a "real pub, you know for geezers".

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* ContinuityNod: Ingrid and Godber are still married, and Godber he had arranged made the arrangements for Fletch Sr. Fletcher to run a "real pub, you know for geezers".



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Officer Braithwaite regularly asks him for computer advice and even ''the prison governor'' comes to him when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.

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* HollywoodHacking: TheInternetIsForPorn: While working the graveyard shift, Braithwaite is about to click on a pinup site when Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering triggers the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.from Meekie's computer.



* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century minimum security prison, with a pool table for inmates and televisions in the cells. Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley. In exchange for fixing Wakeley's computer systems, Governor Hallwood has Officer Braithwaite install a new television in Fletch's cell.

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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century minimum security prison, with a foosball and pool table for inmates in the common area, a clean gym, and televisions in the cells. The cells slightly resemble dorm rooms with a bunk bed and table
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Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley. Wakeley.
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In exchange for fixing Wakeley's computer systems, Governor Hallwood has Officer Braithwaite install a new television in Fletch's cell.cell.
** Aziz is seen listening to an mp3 player while eating breakfast with Shel and Fletch.



** Everyone knows that Fletch is a hacker and that he's banned from all electronics. Another inmate, Aziz, says that Fletch stole more money than all the other inmates at Wakeley combined.

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** Everyone knows that Fletch is a hacker and that he's banned from all electronics. Another inmate, Aziz, says that Fletch he stole more money than all the other inmates at Wakeley combined.
18th Sep '16 7:37:14 AM missmoon
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* BrickJoke: Throughout the episode, Fletch tries to get a pineapple tin, only for it to be taken away from him. At the end, Meekie leaves the cell with the pineapple tin again, only for Fletch to reveal to Lotterby that he managed to get a second tin hidden under his pillow.



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.

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* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.



** Weeksy is a member of a notorious Manchester crime family. He's also impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.

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** Weeksy is a member of a notorious Manchester crime family. He's also impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.
17th Sep '16 6:28:00 PM missmoon
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* GenerationXerox: Nigel Norman Fletcher, or Fletch, as he preferred to be called, has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather for gaming the prison system to make life a little easier for him and his fellow inmates.

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* GenerationXerox: Nigel Norman Fletcher, or Fletch, as he preferred to be called, has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather for gaming the prison system to make life a little easier for him and his fellow inmates. He even manages to [[FlippingTheBird give the V-sign]] to Meekie, just like his granddad did with Mackay.
17th Sep '16 6:18:07 PM missmoon
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** Shel is convicted of drug possession, despite him claiming that he bought the drugs for his wife. He did sleep through the fire alarms because he was stone.

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** Shel is convicted of drug possession, despite him claiming that he bought the drugs for his wife. He did sleep through the fire alarms because he was stone.had smoked some very strong weed.
17th Sep '16 6:16:20 PM missmoon
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* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accidentally triggering the fire alarms because the system was still being run in Windows XP.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The prison governor's password is [[TitleDrop Porridge]]. The look on her face when Fletch realizes it indicates that she's a bit embarrassed by this.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century prison, with a pool table for inmates and televisions in the cells. Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley. In exchange for fixing Wakeley's computer systems, the governor has a new television installed in Fletch's cell.

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* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk courtesy of Fletch accidentally accessing Meekie's computer and triggering the fire alarms through it because the system was still being run in Windows XP.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The prison governor's Governor Hallwood's password is [[TitleDrop Porridge]]. The look on her face when Fletch realizes it indicates that she's a bit embarrassed by this.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century minimum security prison, with a pool table for inmates and televisions in the cells. Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley. In exchange for fixing Wakeley's computer systems, the governor Governor Hallwood has Officer Braithwaite install a new television installed in Fletch's cell.
* WhatAreYouInFor:
** Everyone knows that Fletch is a hacker and that he's banned from all electronics. Another inmate, Aziz, says that Fletch stole more money than all the other inmates at Wakeley combined.
** Shel is convicted of drug possession, despite him claiming that he bought the drugs for his wife. He did sleep through the fire alarms because he was stone.
** Lotterby is convicted for involuntary manslaughter, for accidentally backing his gang's heist van into another member.
** Weeksy is a member of a notorious Manchester crime family. He's also impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.
17th Sep '16 6:00:03 PM missmoon
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-->'''Lotterby''': Eh, "little victories", that's what your granddad used to say, and by God, you need them inside.



* DeadGuyJunior: Nigel's middle name is Norman, after his grandfather.

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* DeadGuyJunior: Nigel's Fletch's middle name is Norman, after his grandfather.



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison warden'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century prison, with a pool table for inmates and televisions in the cells. Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley.

to:

* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison warden'' governor'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk.
berserk courtesy of Fletch accidentally triggering the fire alarms because the system was still being run in Windows XP.
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The prison governor's password is [[TitleDrop Porridge]]. The look on her face when Fletch realizes it indicates that she's a bit embarrassed by this.
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Wakeley Prison is a high tech 21st century prison, with a pool table for inmates and televisions in the cells. Officer Meekie is suspicious how Fletch managed to get himself a single cell within a month of arriving at Wakeley. In exchange for fixing Wakeley's computer systems, the governor has a new television installed in Fletch's cell.
17th Sep '16 4:57:50 PM missmoon
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* ReformedButRejected: Fletcher's efforts to go straight are sincere, but, doomed to a life of low paying menial work and surrounded by temptation, he almost becomes this.

to:

* ReformedButRejected: Fletcher's efforts to go straight are sincere, but, doomed to a life of low paying menial work and surrounded by temptation, he almost becomes this. The 2016 special confirms that he never went back to prison and stayed on the straight until his death.
17th Sep '16 10:49:50 AM missmoon
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* ContinuityNod: Ingrid and Godber are still married, and Godber arranged for Fletch Sr. to run a "real pub, you know for geezers".
* GenerationXerox: Nigel Norman Fletcher, or Fletch, as he preferred to be called, has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather for gaming the prison system to make life a little easier for him and fellow prisoners.

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* ContinuityNod: Ingrid and Godber are still married, and Godber had arranged for Fletch Sr. to run a "real pub, you know for geezers".
* DeadGuyJunior: Nigel's middle name is Norman, after his grandfather.
* GenerationXerox: Nigel Norman Fletcher, or Fletch, as he preferred to be called, has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather for gaming the prison system to make life a little easier for him and his fellow prisoners.inmates.



* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills to for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks. Even ''the prison warden'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk.

to:

* HollywoodHacking: Fletch is a gifted computer hacker who got caught and convicted of cyberfraud. Naturally, when word spreads among the inmates about his IT skills, he's drafted into employing his valuable skills to for them in exchange for small luxuries like a can of pineapple chunks.chunks or keeping himself out of trouble with other inmates. Even ''the prison warden'' comes to him for computer advice when the prison's systems go berserk.
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