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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.


From: Lee Keohane

Thursday 06 Jan 2005 at 18:45

I think this website is Excellent

Does any one know what episode it was when Godber was in a boxing match?


From: Martin Burgess

Wednesday 05 Jan 2005 at 09:10

I think this website is Excellent

I got all the DVDs for Christmas (including the Christmas specials and the movie).  I'd always preferred Open All Hours, but now I've spent days watching non-stop Porridge my opinion has changed!  I'm now a fully fledged Beckinsale fan, so I'll be buying the complete set of Rising Damp as well.  My favourite Porridge moment is probably when Fletcher and Godber break back into the prison in the movie.  Fantastic stuff.


From: David Daley

Monday 03 Jan 2005 at 00:46

I think this website is Excellent

Brilliant, one of the best TV shows ever and one of the best sites that I have seen that does it Justice.


From: Kirsty

Saturday 01 Jan 2005 at 18:40

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Rating of this site: Excellent I love it and I can watch it all day I laugh so much when it's on.


From: Lee

Friday 31 Dec 2004 at 16:58

I think this website is Excellent

Watched the Porridge film on ch4 last night, for the 50th time or more!!  Just as good as the first time I saw it, great web site will vist again.


From: Matthew Williams

Thursday 30 Dec 2004 at 23:54

I think this website is Excellent

Porridge is a work of absolute genius.  Ronnie Barker and the unforgettable Richard Beckinsale were perfect as Fletcher and Godber.  This show will never be surpassed.  Pure and simply a masterpiece


From: Clive

Monday 27 Dec 2004 at 06:51

I think this website is Excellent

Best thing on the box.


From: Terry Leach

Monday 27 Dec 2004 at 00:57

I think this website is Excellent

Just watching Porridge on UK gold, What a great Christmas gift.  Your Site is great, thanks for all your hard work.


From: Ray

Sunday 26 Dec 2004 at 20:46

I think this website is Excellent

Porridge is the best British comedy ever


From: Lauren

Thursday 23 Dec 2004 at 22:38

I think this website is Excellent

I think porridge rox - my friends don't agree sometimes - but I always catch it on uktv gold- don't forget - xmas weekend from 1pm - PORRIDGE!!!


From: Bill

Thursday 23 Dec 2004 at 19:05

I think this website is Excellent

Great informative site, hope you find out the exact D.O.B of Barrowclough so full details can be put forwards.


From: Emma

Friday 17 Dec 2004 at 11:48

I think this website is Excellent

I love Porridge, it makes me feel so safe and takes me back to when I was little and I would watch it with my Grandad, who was Ronnie Barker mad!  I love all the repeats on UK Gold, and I always watch it, if there's a Saturday stack of them on UK Gold the curtains stay shut and I stay in my nightclothes all day!  My Mum told me a while ago that Richard Beckinsdale died, I didn't even know.  My favourite episode is the one with the food fight in the canteen.


From: Alex Prior

Friday 17 Dec 2004 at 10:30

I think this website is Excellent

Very good website.  Nice to see people who agree Porridge is a great British comedy.


From: Suspicious Old Scrote

Wednesday 08 Dec 2004 at 17:39

I think this website is Excellent

As an ardent sitcom fan who has really only recently got into Porridge, it is clear that Messrs Barker and Beckinsale are a situation comedy double act of legendary proportions.  They have to be put alongside (and probably past) the likes of Jason & Lyndhurst (OFAH) and Brambell and Corbett (Steptoe). Anyone who doubts this rather sweeping statement should watch 'A NIGHT IN' a few times.  For two actors to get through a whole episode without other characters intervening and still make it a comedy classic is a serious achievment. One wonders just how big the late Richard Beckinsale could have become.  I personally think he would be held in the same vein as David Jason and John Cleese, and of course not forgetting Ronnie Barker - the funniest English TV comedian still with us.


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