Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 05, 1974
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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"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.

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Peter VaughanPeter Vaughan
A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thesp Peter Vaughan's hefty frame ...

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Grouty is feared by all the prisoners, even Fletcher winces in terror whenever he is summoned to Grouty's cell. His schemes include running a drugs ring, funded by the doctor's office and rigging boxing matches. If crossed, Grouty has little hesitation in setting one of his various heavies on those who displease him.
Grouty also arranges things such as prison breaks, as seen in the Christmas special "No Way Out," in which the major plot involves his trying to arrange a breakout plan, with much help from an unwilling Fletcher. Eventually, Fletcher reveals the tunnel that was dug to Mr. Mackay but ends up landing himself in the prison infirmary. After Mackay offers him a bottle of whisky (possibly Laphroaig, but the label was unseen in accordance with BBC regulations) in exchange for information, Fletcher tells him that they disposed of the soil from the tunnel by burying it in a second one.



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01x03 - A Night In
Season 1, Episode 03
03x05 - A Test Of Character
Season 3, Episode 05
01x04 - A Day Out
Season 1, Episode 04
03x04 - Pardon Me
Season 3, Episode 04
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