Going Straight – 1978

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 w...

Lines From My Grandfather’s Forehead

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead, 1971 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead was a radio comedy sketch show from Ronnie Barker.  First broadcast in 1971 the show ran for two series of eight episodes each.  ...

The Picnic

The Picnic, 1976 The first of two short films from The Two Ronnies.  Unlike the lavish dialog used in the TV series "The Picnic" is silent, relying instead on visual gags, various sound effects and a musical s...

Ronnie Barker – In Profile

Ronnie Barker, 1929 - 2005 Ronnie Barker was one half of legendary comedy duo - The Two Ronnies, but he was more than that, as we will see, he had a long and varied career, much of which is often forgotten abo...

Hark at Barker

Hark at Barker, 1969 Hard to believe this show is fifty years old.  An often overlooked ITV show from the late, great Ronnie Barker.  Hark at Barker ran for fifteen episodes over two series between 1969 and 19...
ronnie barker stars as the magnificent evans

The Magnificent Evans

The Magnificent Evans - 1984 "There's no point opening the curtains if there's nothing in the parlour" The Magnificent Evans is largely based on an earlier entry in the Comedy Playhouse series, also from th...
cinema poster used to promote the big screen version of porridge

Porridge Served On The Big Screen

Porridge - The Movie - 1979 Two years after the end of the TV series, Porridge takes it's turn on the big screen. With a script by the original writers and many of the original cast returning this was one o...