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From: Mark Low

Tuesday 11 Oct 2005 at 03:37

I think this website is Excellent

I used to watch this show back in the day, I have been living in america for the past 20 years and don't remmember ever seeing a show that made me laugh as much as this show did.  Ronnie will be missed ....thanks for the memories


From: Jason Denham

Monday 10 Oct 2005 at 23:55

I think this website is Excellent

Ronnie Barker, a true genius, a term which is used far too willy nilly.  But not in this case. A man who will be entertaining millions until the end of time. Hopefully you, Mr Mackay and Godber are up there right now working on a new series.  I look forward to seing it someday.


From: Glen Johnson

Monday 10 Oct 2005 at 11:53

I think this website is Excellent

Was so sad to hear the news of Ronnie's death, he was and always will be in my opinion a giant of a man in the world of comedy, and man who brought so much laughter into this world, and never really wanted anything in return.  Everything the man touched turned to gold, this showed what a genius he was.  He will be missed by millions, but he will always be remembered and never forgotton.  Hevean is now an even better place for his presence, and I'm sure he will have them laughing like mad there.  God Bless you Ronnie. Also not spamming but I'd also like to say I run a site for Only Fools and Horses and of course one of his best mates David Jason is the star of this show, and my visitors have also left their tributes to the great man, if you wish to read then please goto (URI deleted).  Thank you


From: Lucy Smith

Monday 10 Oct 2005 at 09:40

I think this website is Excellent

God bless you, Ronnie... You are and always will be a genuine star... Rest in Peace and Laughter!


From: Lord Faunswater

Monday 10 Oct 2005 at 09:33

I think this website is Excellent

Well done for the site.  Ronnie Barker will be surely missed.


From: Steve

Sunday 09 Oct 2005 at 21:28

I think this website is Excellent

Many a slapped behind for watching Porridge instead of doing my homewotk in the mid 70s it will always be part of my teenage years


From: Mark

Sunday 09 Oct 2005 at 17:23

I think this website is Excellent

I'm 37, and grew up in the seventies watching all those great sitcoms, which are nowadays rightly regarded as 'classics'.  Porridge was always one of my favourites, Ronnie's delivery of Clement and La Frenais' lines was spot on, he was a naturally funny man and to have such great writers behind him on Porridge, as well as a great supporting cast, just made it so perfect. His ability to look and sound so different on his other shows, such as The Two Ronnies and Open All Hours, made him stand out all the more as a unique talent. I look forward to the planned releases from the BBC on October 31st 2005 in which four Ronnie Barker DVD's will be available, they are: Seven of One(1973), The Magnificent Evans(1984), Clarence(1988) and the fourth and final series of Open All Hours(1985). Also, still to enjoy is Ronnie's final TV appearance in the Christmas edition of The Two Ronnies' Sketchbook which of course will be braodcasted during the 2005 festive period. So, thank you for the laughter Ronnie B, or as your pal David Jason rightly called you - The Governor. Note from Porridge Webmaster: Thanks for the info Mark.  I had no idea about these DVD releases.  Well overdue.


From: Gary Basford

Sunday 09 Oct 2005 at 12:57

I think this website is Excellent

So shocked to hear about Ronnie's death earlier this week.  We have lost one of the best comic actors ever!  Who would think that Fletcher/Arkwright were one and the same man.  A Genius.  One nice thought is that at least Fletch and Godber are reunited.  I am now off to watch the first series of Porridge.  God bless Ronnie and thanks for all the laughs you have given us.


From: Conor

Sunday 09 Oct 2005 at 12:30

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Rest in peace Ronnie


From: Wayne

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 20:43

I think this website is Excellent

Excellent site.  Ronnie Barker made us all laugh in some way or another.  I'm sure that everyone who reads this will remember some series or other that he has written or appeared in which has made them laugh till their sides hurt.  He will be missed but not forgotten his comic geninus will live on for a very long time yet.


From: Steven Fairbank

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 18:09

I think this website is Excellent

Was saddened by the news of Ronnie Barker's death on Tuesday, a great loss to us all.  Porridge my all time favourite.  His genius and fellow cast members cheer up any dull day and not to forget some cracking dramtic moments too.  Came home after work and watched season 1, and laughed.  Remember "Don't let the Ba****ds grind you down" next time work gets too much (works for me!)


From: Philip Hutchings

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 12:12

I think this website is Excellent

I, like many others, was very saddened by the news of the death of the great Ronnie Barker. He was my favourite comic actor and 'Porridge' is my favourite sitcom. I have all 21 episodes on DVD and watch them regularly. Ronnie was such a genius that it is hard to believe that Norman Stanley Fletcher and Arkwright wre played by the same actor. If further proof were needed of the man's popularity, then it was provided by the enormous success of his return with Ronnie C. for the Two Ronnies Sketchbook. Rest in peace, Ronnie. You will be sadly missed.


From: Nick Garforth

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 10:58

I think this website is Excellent

Thanks for all the times you made me chuckle.  I have watched the Porridge film dozens of times and still laugh out loud at the part were Ronnie is singing at the begining and Mackay tells him to form a Slade Prison glee club, and with perfect timing and wit he replys "GLEE" whilst looking around.  You will be missed


From: Denise

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 09:22

I think this website is Good

I was so sad to hear the news about Ronnie B, like Eric Morcombe before him, he will be greatly missed.  There is very little left to rave about in comedy any more, Ronnie B proved that being nice, respectful, polite and humble, ment that you don't have to shout from the roof tops to get noticed.  He was a A++++ celebrity not the D ---'s of today.


From: Jonathan Hayward

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 02:59

I think this website is Excellent

Ronnie Barker is simply incomparable.  His comic performances in The Two Ronnies and Open All Hours were outstanding but for me his towering achievement was his characterisation in Porridge.  It is one of those very few TV series which can be watched time and again because of it's superb comic scripts, clever plots and magnificent cast. But despite his eternal modesty and generosity in letting his talented supporting cast have their glory, Ronnie Barker's skill and artistry, both as a comic and straight actor, is shown to it's utmost in Porridge. A seemingly modest, unassuming and throughly likable person off screen, the amount of tributes paid to Ronnie B stands as to how much respect, love, thanks and affection he was regarded by his peers, colleagues and the British Public.  The best of good nights to you Ronnie.


From: David Streek

Saturday 08 Oct 2005 at 00:59

I think this website is Excellent

Website: www.kiksports.com I grew up in the seventies & eighties watching shows like Porridge & The Two Ronnies and loved them.  But it is only when someone like Ronnie Barker dies that you learn about the true greatness he possessed.  What a great life, what a talent!.


From: Ian Broadbent

Friday 07 Oct 2005 at 22:16

I think this website is Excellent

I was shocked to hear of Ronnie Barker's death.  I grew up with the two Ronnies, Open All Hours,and Porridge.  It feels like part of me as die.  Rest in peace Ronnie


From: Justin

Friday 07 Oct 2005 at 21:32

I think this website is Excellent

A very sad lost the word genius is used far too often but doesn't even come close to describe the great Ronnie Barker.  I bet where ever he is now everyone is laughing.


From: Anthony & Gill

Friday 07 Oct 2005 at 21:18

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An absolute genius will be missed by us all.


From: Denise & Dave

Thursday 06 Oct 2005 at 18:08

I think this website is Good

What a gem to lose one of the best.  Always cheered you up if you needed a boost, I love most of his comedies especially Open all Hours.  We were shocked and surprised when we heard of his passing.  He will be missed, definitely one of life's greatest comics!


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