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.

Summary:

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.

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Cast

Ronnie Barker
Richard Beckinsale
Patricia Brake
Nicholas Lyndhurst

Details

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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