History Series / Porridge

5th Feb '18 5:40:42 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Harry Grout, who bears [[{{Expy}} something of a resemblance]] to a certain [[NoelCoward Mr. Bridger]], is apparently doing time for some sort of [[TheItalianJob job in Italy]]...

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* ShoutOut: Harry Grout, who bears [[{{Expy}} something of a resemblance]] to a certain [[NoelCoward [[Creator/NoelCoward Mr. Bridger]], is apparently doing time for some sort of [[TheItalianJob job in Italy]]...
20th Jan '18 2:22:34 PM Aurelian
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* VehicularSabotage: In the pilot episode, Fletcher urinates in the prison van's fuel tank. The van breaks down soon afterwards. It doesn't go unnoticed by Mackay:
--> '''Mackay:''' It appears the petrol tank had more in it after our journey than before. Only what was in the tank was certainly not five star!
20th Jan '18 2:14:08 PM Aurelian
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* GoingInCircles: Fletcher does this in the pilot episode. After getting Barrowclough drunk in the abandoned cottage they've taken shelter in, Fletcher sees a chance to escape. He spends the night running across the moors until he comes across another cottage. It's the very same cottage.
--> '''Barrowclough:''' Fletcher what are you doing here?
--> '''Fletcher:''' That's what I'd like to know!
29th Nov '17 7:36:47 AM daveryan3
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: As nice as Blanco is, there is still the fact his wife's lover killed her, he killed the lover and then he got sent down for the murder of his wife.
22nd Oct '17 4:03:44 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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Inspired a short-lived American TV sitcom, ''On The Rocks''. In 2016, a one-off special, simply titled ''Porridge'', starred Kevin Bishop as Fletcher's grandson Nigel, who finds himself in prison for computer hacking and has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather.

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Inspired a short-lived American TV sitcom, ''On The Rocks''. In 2016, a one-off special, simply titled ''Porridge'', starred Kevin Bishop as Fletcher's grandson Nigel, who finds himself in prison for computer hacking and has similarly savvy gifts as his grandfather.
grandfather. A six-episode series followed in 2017.
2nd Oct '17 1:16:33 PM FordPrefect
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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 Wiki/TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, nevertheless a fast learner though.
** Joe Lotterby, compared to Leonard 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.

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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 (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 Wiki/TheOtherWiki from memory. He is, is nevertheless a fast learner though.
** Joe Lotterby, compared to Leonard 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.
2nd Oct '17 1:14:36 PM FordPrefect
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* TheDreaded: Mackay has this reputation to an extent, his much much worse replacement is a much better example. However LondonGangster Harry Grout is the true winner, simply cause everyone knows that angering him could lead to you losing your life.

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* TheDreaded: Mackay has this reputation to an extent, his much much worse replacement is a much better example. However LondonGangster Harry Grout is the true winner, simply cause 'cause everyone knows that angering him could lead to you losing your life.
2nd Oct '17 1:12:41 PM FordPrefect
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2nd Oct '17 1:12:12 PM FordPrefect
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* Bernard 'Horrible' Ives - Fraud. sentence unknown. Universally loathed.

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* Bernard 'Horrible' Ives - Fraud. sentence unknown.Fraud (sentence unknown). Universally loathed.
2nd Oct '17 1:11:08 PM FordPrefect
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Named after the then-slang for being imprisoned ("doing porridge"), ''Porridge'' is a prison comedy that aired on Creator/TheBBC between 1973 and 1977 with three seasons, two Christmas specials and [[TheMovie a film]]. It was written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote ''Series/TheLikelyLads'' and its sequel ''Series/WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads'', and ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''.

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Named after the then-slang for being imprisoned ("doing porridge"), porridge"[[note]]porridge was once the traditional breakfast meal there[[/note]]), ''Porridge'' is a prison comedy that aired on Creator/TheBBC between 1973 and 1977 with three seasons, two Christmas specials and [[TheMovie a film]]. It was written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote ''Series/TheLikelyLads'' and its sequel ''Series/WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads'', and ''Series/AufWiedersehenPet''.
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