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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Going Home

Norman Stanley Fletcher is out of prison and determined to go straight but no-one seems to believe him. Certainly not senior prison officer Mackay who he ends up sharing the train home with. And as normal for Fletch, temptation and trouble are never far away.

Further details

Fletcher's out and after a heartfelt goodbye to McLaren and a slight false start he's on the train and headed for his new life on the straight and narrow.

However, Fletch's first taste of freedom is marred by the appearance of his long-standing foe, Senior Prison Officer Mackay. But Mackay is not the only familiar face on the train home and the first temptation is not long behind the first beer!

Will Fletch resist the pull of his old life and do his old adversary a favour in the process?

Broadcast details

Friday 24th February 1978
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 14th May 2011 10:10am Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2011 5:20pm Gold
Saturday 1st October 2011 12:10pm Gold
Sunday 2nd October 2011 12:30am Gold
Monday 12th March 2012 10:30am Gold
Monday 12th March 2012 4:40pm Gold
Thursday 17th May 2012 9:40pm Gold
Friday 18th May 2012 2:20pm Gold
Friday 27th July 2012 11:05am Gold
Friday 27th July 2012 7:40pm Gold
Friday 28th September 2012 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 29th September 2012 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2012 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2012 6:20pm Gold
Monday 16th June 2014 7:40am Gold
Monday 16th June 2014 4:20pm Gold
Tuesday 18th November 2014 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 19th November 2014 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th June 2015 4:00pm Gold
Monday 6th July 2015 3:00pm Gold
Tuesday 29th December 2015 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 29th March 2016 11:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Ronnie Barker Norman Stanley Fletcher
Guest cast
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Timothy Bateson Oaksie
Norman Jones Mr. Tanner
Michael Turner Mr. Scotcher
Milton Johns Mr. Kirby
Tony Osoba McLaren
Bunny May Steward
Paul McDowell Mr. Collinson
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Bill Wright Editor
John Turner Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Tony Macaulay Composer
Dick Clement Composer

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