The Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale

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Julia Goodsir

  • Saturday 2nd March 2013, 7:07pm
  • England
  • 2 posts

Hi,

Does anybody have or know where I can get hold of a copy of The Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale please.

Many thanks

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Aaron

  • Saturday 2nd March 2013, 7:26pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,911 posts

There aren't any easy or legal ways of obtaining the programme, I'm afraid. It is available should you wish to pursue other means, however.

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Oldrocker

  • Saturday 2nd March 2013, 9:18pm [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts
Quote: Aaron @ March 2 2013, 7:26 PM GMT

There aren't any easy or legal ways of obtaining the programme, I'm afraid.

this is where you need to read Julia

It is available should you wish to pursue other means, however.

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Nigel Ball

  • Sunday 3rd March 2013, 9:26pm [Edited]
  • warrington, England
  • 504 posts

I think he would have been happy with his daughter's achievements.

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Sinon

  • Sunday 3rd March 2013, 9:48pm
  • England
  • 458 posts

Richard who?

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Nigel Ball

  • Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:04pm [Edited]
  • warrington, England
  • 504 posts

Ronnie Barker's cell mate in Porridge.

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Sinon

  • Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:15pm
  • England
  • 458 posts
Quote: Nigel Ball @ March 3 2013, 10:04 PM GMT

Ronnie Barkers Cell mate in porridge.


Yeah... It was just a little 'joke' with "unforgettable" being in the OP. I am funny, I AM!

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Nigel Ball

  • Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:19pm
  • warrington, England
  • 504 posts

Doh! you got me! Annoyed

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pio231

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 6:29pm
  • Scotland
  • 63 posts

Some of it is on YouTube, I hope they repeat it again on TV.

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David Smith

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 6:36pm [Edited]
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2,527 posts

If he didn't die early he would have made about 3 or more series of Going Straight I would say.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 7:01pm [Edited]
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,214 posts
Quote: David Smith @ March 24 2013, 6:36 PM GMT

If he didn't die early he would have made about 3 or more series of Going Straight I would say.


I don't think this decision would have been up to him. Going Straight wasn't exactly a big success with the audience...which is a shame.

from the BCG review:
"Sadly, the series was never particularly successful; viewers just didn't take to Fletch without the confines of the prison cell to push against. In some respects to compare Going Straight and Porridge directly is unfair, but such comparisons were both predictable and inevitable..."

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David Smith

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 7:12pm
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2,527 posts

They filmed it about 2 months before he died.

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Dave

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 7:42pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,172 posts

Going Straight was only ever intended to be one series of six episodes. They made the film afterwards and he died six weeks after shooting finished. He never saw it. He also made a sitcom called Bloomers, where he played a florist, but he died before the sixth episode was filmed.

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David Smith

  • Sunday 24th March 2013, 7:43pm [Edited]
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2,527 posts

6 Weeks? I didn't realise that Dave. Thanks for the information!