Fletch Is Out Of Prison And Going Straight

Direct spin-off from Porridge and sadly often forgotten, Going Straight ran for only six episodes in 1978.

Although not as well received as Porridge the show did win a BAFTA award.  Sadly any hope of a second series were dashed after the premature death of Richard Beckinsale in March 1979.


Upon his release from prison Fletcher vows to go straight and stay out of trouble.  The series featured the return of another Porridge favourite: Fletch’s naïve young cellmate Lennie Godber, who is now having a relationship with Fletch’s daughter Ingrid.  It also sees the return of Raymond Fletch’s son.

Look out for a short appearance by Mr Mc Kay in episode one.








Ronnie Barker
Richard Beckinsale
Patricia Brake
Nicholas Lyndhurst


Channel: BBC1
Written and Created By:
Dick Clement andIan La Frenais
Produced and Directed By: Sidney Lotterby
Original Transmission Dates: 24th February – 7th April 1978


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