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From: Ryan Abbot

Wednesday 20 Apr 2005 at 16:26

I think this website is Excellent

The best show ever! Does anyone know who the barman was in the movie?  He is the spitting image of our QA guy at work and would love to track down a picture of him?


From: Mark

Monday 18 Apr 2005 at 00:41

I think this website is Excellent

Great Acting And Great Writing, Porridge Is One Of The Best Comedies Ever Made.


From: Jade

Sunday 17 Apr 2005 at 13:38

I think this website is Excellent


From: Helena

Thursday 07 Apr 2005 at 18:57

I think this website is Good

Does any1 hav any idea if Going Straight is going 2 be shown on telly again?  I have comments from my family that it isn't half as good as Porridge but I'd still luv 2 c it 2 judge 4 myself.  Any ideas?


From: Helena

Thursday 07 Apr 2005 at 18:48

I think this website is Good

I am 12 years old but I have loved Porridge since I saw my very first episode a few years ago and I think that, along with Only Fools and Horses, it is one of the best programmes ever made.  Ronnie Barker is a brilliant actor but it's a pity there aren't more episodes.  I enjoyed the Porridge @ 30 weekend on UKTV Gold, but I have never seen Going Straight as i don't think they are showing reruns of it on any channel.  This website is good, but it would be better if it had a few Quizzes and Games to brighten it up!


From: Ryan

Saturday 02 Apr 2005 at 01:47

I think this website is Blank

I'm 17 but I discovered Porridge on UKGold around a year ago.  My two favourite programs are Porridge and Auf Wiedersehen Pet, and I was surprised to find out they're written by the same people. I have a question: Does Ronnie Barker do the voiceover ("Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges...") at the start of Porridge? Note from Porridge Webmaster - In answer to Ryan's question the answer is yes, it is Ronnie Barker sentencing himself.


From: John Dair

Sunday 13 Mar 2005 at 13:16

I think this website is Excellent

Dear sir, after reading through your website I am greatly impressed by the amount of data you have gathered.  I was "Crusher" in the series, and although I am not in the best of health, I would love to answer any questions you may have.


From: Mark Roberts

Thursday 10 Mar 2005 at 22:05

I think this website is Excellent

Fantastic site.  Love the programme.  Currently looking for the DVD box set of the series.


From: Graham Collom

Thursday 10 Mar 2005 at 12:27

I think this website is Excellent

Excellent site for an excellent programme.


From: Stevo Shipp

Tuesday 08 Mar 2005 at 13:48

I think this website is Excellent

Porridge best comedy ever.


From: Rob Lewis

Monday 28 Feb 2005 at 14:38

I think this website is Excellent

Website: www.laurelandhardy.org I am a long standing fan of Ronnie Barker in his many different shows.  So this site was a treat.  I don't know if many readers know, but Ronnie did a half hour show with Roy Castle (as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy), it was a brilliant tribute to Stan and Ollie.  We published and interview with Ronnie in a recent Laurel and Hardy Magazine.


From: John Sturat

Sunday 13 Feb 2005 at 17:09

I think this website is Good

Well done!


From: Napper Wainright

Saturday 12 Feb 2005 at 22:23

I think this website is Excellent

left right left right(H) this site is pure class (H)


From: Lelaina

Thursday 10 Feb 2005 at 21:33

I think this website is Excellent

Hey Ian, Great site!  Am a porridge fan for YEARS and this is a home to me!  Keep it up please you're doing all the inmates their fans a huge favour.  An honourable job to have eh?


From: Doive

Friday 28 Jan 2005 at 16:58

I think this website is Excellent

Website www.partsforolderchickens.tk I was glued to the Porridge @ 30 weekend over Christmas at my parents' house (they have digital, I don't!).  Never watched a whole episode before this only being 23 (think I may have seen a few in the late eighties), but it beats all the other present day sitcoms hands down.  The writing is magnificent, and the acting and delivery by Barker and Beckinsale bring the humour to life.  Never knew until I visited this site that it is available on DVD, so that's a definite buy for me. Great website, very enjoyable too.


From: Ian (Porridge Webmaster)

Sunday 23 Jan 2005 at 11:41

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In response to Martin's comments about repeated gags I can think of a couple.  In the episode "New Faces Old Hands" when Fletcher is asked to fill the sample flask his reply is "what, from here?".  Clement and La Frenais were involved in scripting the Bond film "Never Say never Again" and Connery's Bond has the same line. There is also a line from Barker who says "Of course I trust you Godber.  Besides, when you were all in the showers I went through all your gear."  This line was also used by Oz in Auf Wiedesehen Pet. Does anyone know of any others?


From: Martin

Saturday 22 Jan 2005 at 00:22

I think this website is Excellent

Caught one afternoon of Porridge @ 30 over Christmas.  BRILL!!  I've been a fan since the beginning (When I was 10!!)  So I can confirm that the comedy stands up as a child and an adult.  The Movie is by far the best ever TV spin off film.  As mentioned on the website, some ideas for the movie were "lifted" from the series.  However, there is a scene in one episode between Warren and Fletch where they refer to a fellow inmate "Lugless Douglas .  Clement and La Frenais also wrote a scene in an episode of "Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads" where Bob and Terry discuss an old school friend called  Lugless Douglas . I know this makes me a bit of a dork, but does anyone know of any other recycled gags!


From: Jade

Saturday 15 Jan 2005 at 22:01

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Yeah it was brill 2 have Porridge on over Xmas.  And I was delighted 2 get Going Straight on DVD. :) I was just wondering does anyone know anything about Ronnie Barker coming out of retirement and the new series of the Two Ronnies?


From: Jimmy Fletcher

Thursday 13 Jan 2005 at 08:57

I think this website is Excellent

Hello Boss.  Came across this site when I needed to find Biggins character name and was surprised to find I share his birthday.  Nothing Lukewarm about that!  Great work, have always loved the show and not just because of the name conection or the fact that I eventually lived in Muswell Hill for five years.  Thinking of that shouldn't there be a statue of Fletch situated there?  Cheers Boss.


From: Ian (Porridge Webmaster)

Sunday 09 Jan 2005 at 12:36

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Godber was in a boxing match in the episode "The Harder They Fall" in Series 2.


Porridge | The Unofficial Homepage of the BBC Sitcom and its sequel, Going Straight