History Series / Porridge

15th Jul '17 1:40:58 PM missmoon
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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: Fletch's reaction to having to share his cell with Joe Lotterby.

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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Fletch's reaction to having to share his cell with Joe Lotterby.
8th Jul '17 9:10:22 AM nombretomado
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** Nigel Fletcher, compared to his grandfather Norman Fletcher. While inheriting his quick wit and a good portion of his savvy, Nigel is young and still learning about being incarcerated, compared to his grandfather (being an a habitual criminal and ExperiencedProtagonist). Likewise, unlike his grandfather (who was BookDumb but very StreetSmart and a cunning manipulator), Nigel is highly intelligent, being an accomplished cybercriminal, managing to build a device to remotely hack into the system from inside his cell and even quoting TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, nevertheless a fast learner though.

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** Nigel Fletcher, compared to his grandfather Norman Fletcher. While inheriting his quick wit and a good portion of his savvy, Nigel is young and still learning about being incarcerated, compared to his grandfather (being an a habitual criminal and ExperiencedProtagonist). Likewise, unlike his grandfather (who was BookDumb but very StreetSmart and a cunning manipulator), Nigel is highly intelligent, being an accomplished cybercriminal, managing to build a device to remotely hack into the system from inside his cell and even quoting TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, nevertheless a fast learner though.



** Weeksy is a member of a Manchester crime family, and is 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, and is impressed that the clan is notorious enough to have a page on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
5th Jul '17 2:57:04 AM RedScharlach
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Set in the fictional Slade Prison, ''Porridge'' starred [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] as Fletcher, a cynical and streetwise career criminal, and Richard Beckinsale as Godber, a naive first time inmate. The plot centred around the prisoners' attempts to negotiate everyday life in prison and make it more bearable with "little victories" over the guards (primarily the stern Mr Mackay and the soft Mr Barrowclough), avoid trouble with the Prison Governor (who thinks he runs the place) and avoid the wrath of Harry Grout (an East End gang boss who really does).

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Set in the fictional Slade Prison, ''Porridge'' starred [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] as Fletcher, a cynical and streetwise career criminal, and Richard Beckinsale as Godber, a naive first time first-time inmate. The plot centred around the prisoners' attempts to negotiate everyday life in prison and make it more bearable with "little victories" over the guards (primarily the stern Mr Mackay and the soft Mr Barrowclough), avoid trouble with the Prison Governor (who thinks he runs the place) and avoid the wrath of Harry Grout (an East End gang boss who really does).



* SpinoffSendoff: In the first episode Fletcher says goodbye to McLaren (the only one of his friends from ''Porridge'' still in Slade) before he gets out and catches the train to London. Then Mr Mackay turns out to be on the same train.

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* SpinoffSendoff: In the first episode Fletcher says goodbye to McLaren [=McLaren=] (the only one of his friends from ''Porridge'' still in Slade) before he gets out and catches the train to London. Then Mr Mackay turns out to be on the same train.
10th Jun '17 8:08:27 AM AmuckCricetine
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* PlayingGertrude: The then thirty-five year old Creator/DavidJason played the extremely elderly Blanco Webb.
16th May '17 5:38:21 PM nombretomado
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Set in the fictional Slade Prison, ''Porridge'' starred [[TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] as Fletcher, a cynical and streetwise career criminal, and Richard Beckinsale as Godber, a naive first time inmate. The plot centred around the prisoners' attempts to negotiate everyday life in prison and make it more bearable with "little victories" over the guards (primarily the stern Mr Mackay and the soft Mr Barrowclough), avoid trouble with the Prison Governor (who thinks he runs the place) and avoid the wrath of Harry Grout (an East End gang boss who really does).

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Set in the fictional Slade Prison, ''Porridge'' starred [[TheTwoRonnies [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] as Fletcher, a cynical and streetwise career criminal, and Richard Beckinsale as Godber, a naive first time inmate. The plot centred around the prisoners' attempts to negotiate everyday life in prison and make it more bearable with "little victories" over the guards (primarily the stern Mr Mackay and the soft Mr Barrowclough), avoid trouble with the Prison Governor (who thinks he runs the place) and avoid the wrath of Harry Grout (an East End gang boss who really does).
16th Feb '17 7:12:22 PM Outis
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* SpinoffSendoff

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* SpinoffSendoff
SpinoffSendoff: In the first episode Fletcher says goodbye to McLaren (the only one of his friends from ''Porridge'' still in Slade) before he gets out and catches the train to London. Then Mr Mackay turns out to be on the same train.
7th Jan '17 1:59:48 PM missmoon
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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 but decides to stay on the straight. The specials confirm that he never went back to prison and happily enjoyed his quiet retirement 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 but decides to stay on the straight. The specials confirm 2016 special confirms that he never went back to prison and [[EarnYourHappyEnding happily enjoyed his quiet retirement retirement]] until his death.
7th Jan '17 1:56:08 PM missmoon
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7th Jan '17 1:53:50 PM missmoon
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** Nigel Fletcher, compared to his grandfather Norman Fletcher. While inheriting his quick wit and a good portion of his savvy, Nigel is young and still learning about being incarnated, compared to his grandfather (being an a habitual criminal and ExperiencedProtagonist). Likewise, unlike his grandfather (who was BookDumb but very StreetSmart and a cunning manipulator), Nigel is highly intelligent, being an accomplished cybercriminal, managing to build a device to remotely hack into the system from inside his cell and even quoting TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, nevertheless a fast learner though.
** Joe Lotterby, compared to Leonard Gober, who was young, idealistic and naive, having never been to prison before. Lotterby is a cynical (but cheerful and harmless) TheOldConvict, who is knows several tricks about being imprisoned, but is still quite BookDumb, especially compared to the more academically interested Godber.

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** Nigel Fletcher, compared to his grandfather Norman Fletcher. While inheriting his quick wit and a good portion of his savvy, Nigel is young and still learning about being incarnated, incarcerated, compared to his grandfather (being an a habitual criminal and ExperiencedProtagonist). Likewise, unlike his grandfather (who was BookDumb but very StreetSmart and a cunning manipulator), Nigel is highly intelligent, being an accomplished cybercriminal, managing to build a device to remotely hack into the system from inside his cell and even quoting TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, nevertheless a fast learner though.
** Joe Lotterby, compared to Leonard Gober, Godber, who was young, idealistic and naive, having never been to prison before. Lotterby is a cynical (but cheerful and harmless) TheOldConvict, who is knows several tricks about being imprisoned, but is still quite BookDumb, especially compared to the more academically interested Godber.
1st Jan '17 12:43:16 PM Aurelian
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* ExactWords: An exchange between Mackay and Fletcher:
-->'''Mackay''': "Alright Fletcher, just don't let me catch you thieving!"
-->'''Fletcher''': "I won't."
-->'''Mackay''': "You won't what?"
-->'''Fletcher''': "I won't let you catch me Mr Mackay!"
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