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

Going Straight

BBC One sitcom sequel to Porridge. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1978. Stars Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Patricia Brake and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Going Going Gone

First pay packet, some light police baiting and the potential to foil a crime right under his nose. Life is busy for our Fletch. But things are rarely what they seem and Fletch's journey on the straight and narrow may be about to be cut short.

Further details

Fletch has settled into his new job and receives his first pay packet. He takes it home to his loving family who waste no time in relieving him of its contents.

Later, at work, Godber pops in to try to tell Fletch that he and Ingrid are planning to marry, but Fletch thinks he's spotted an old scam and takes steps to foil the crime. By the time he realises he's made a mistake it's too late to put things right and it seems that all Fletcher can do is wait to be caught and sent straight back inside himself.

Will the thief's conscience get the better of him, or can nothing save Fletcher from another long stretch?

Broadcast details

Friday 31st March 1978
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Norman Stanley Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Lennie Godber
Patricia Brake Ingrid Fletcher
Nicholas Lyndhurst Raymond Fletcher
Guest cast
David Swift Mr. McEwan
Nigel Hawthorne Wellings
Lally Bowers Mrs. Appleby
Donald Morley Giles
Pete Postlethwaite (as Peter Postlethwaite) Thomas Clifford Crowther
Martin Milman Nulty
Rikki Howard Cheryl
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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