"Fletch", sentenced to a five year stretch at HM Prison Slade in darkest Cumbria, is determined to keep his head down, do his time and not let the bastards grind him down. But it's not so simple when you're an old lag. His native cell-mate Lenny Godber needs to learn the ropes, skives and scams; evil Prison Officer Mackay can't be allowed to run things his own way and warden Barrowclough is just too weak-willed not to have his good-nature exploited.
Last Episode03x06 Final Stretch Aired: Mar. 25, 1977
Godber is due to appear before the parole board, but a fight with another inmate puts his parole in jeopardy. It's up to Fletcher to save the …
Series Fun Facts
- David Jason had always wanted to work with Ronnie Barker before this series and Open All Hours (UK). He believed it profoundly affected the course of his life. He always considered him a…
[show]David Jason had always wanted to work with Ronnie Barker before this series and Open All Hours (UK). He believed it profoundly affected the course of his life. He always considered him a mentor. He never understood why Barker left ITV for the BBC because he wasn't in the know. The two became close friends. He claimed Barker was very wise, and if he thought something was OK, that was good enough.
- Richard Beckinsale's character, Lennie Godber was from Smethwick in the West Midlands. The High Street in Smethwick contains a funeral directors called Stephen Godber Funerals.
- Ronnie Barker could slip in and out of character effortlessly.