Going Straight. Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC
Going Straight

Going Straight

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1978
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Freshly released from Slade Prison, Norman Stanley Fletcher struggles to adapt to the changes of late 1970s Britain whilst holding down his first job. Stars Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Going Straight. Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1978
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake and Nicholas Lyndhurst
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director
Sydney Lotterby
Producer
Sydney Lotterby
Companies

After four-odd years inside, Norman Stanley Fletcher has made parole. Aided and encouraged by his daughter Ingrid, her boyfriend - Fletch's old cell mate - Lennie Godber, and his teenage son Raymond, Fletch is determined to make it on the straight and narrow.

It's not destined to be easy though. From discovering his old nemesis Mr Mackay on the same train home, to finding and trying to hold down his first 'straight' job, Fletcher faces many trials and temptations on his path to an honest life - not least the departure of his previously loving wife, Isobel. Will he make it, or will the temptation of an easy buck prove too strong?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune written by Tony Macaulay and Dick Clement, and sung by Ronnie Barker.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 24th February 1978 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 29th March 2016 at 11:40am on Gold - Episode 1
  • Monday 18th January 2016 at 2:00pm on Gold - Episode 4
  • Monday 18th January 2016 at 1:20pm on Gold - Episode 3

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