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Porridge - Series 2 ( Porridge - Series Two )

Ronnie Barker , Brian Wilde    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale, Sam Kelly
  • Producers: Porridge - Series 2 ( Porridge - Series Two ), Porridge - Series 2, Porridge - Series Two
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 205.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00264X096


Australia released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: All the episodes from the second series of the classic TV comedy. Just Desserts Fletch is appalled - apparently there is a thief amongst his fellow inmates at Slade Prison! Somebody has lifted a 2lb tin of Pineapple chunks from his cell.; Heartbreak HotelIt is just too ridiculous to be true: surely Godber could never attack anyone? But then he had just received a Dear John letter from his beloved Denise.; Disturbing The PeaceIt should be good news that Mackay is going away on a course, but then they haven't met his replacement yet.; No Peace For The Wicked Whilst the rest of the prison are enjoying an A-wing football match, Fletch tries to grab a little peace and quiet.; Happy Release Mackay just can't believe that Fletch has really broken his foot - surely he must be malingering?; The Harder They Fall Ever since Godber took up wrestling, the cell has been smelling like a Turkish wrestler's jockstrap and Fletch has just about had enough. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Porridge - Series 2 ( Porridge - Series Two )

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the 3 series and sequel 22 Jan 2006
Although every series of Porridge is superb, series 2 just about has the edge as the best of the 3 series made. By this stage the writers were so confident in their abilities, that they are able to write an entire episode around the premise of a stolen tin of pineapple chunks. In addition this opening episode also features Fletcher's classic line to his fellow inmates, "gentlemen we have a thief among us". Mr McKay's role as Fletcher's nemesis is increased, perhaps at the expense of Mr Barrowclough originally intended to be the central Prison officer figure. Richard Beckinsale is now very much a main character as well, with some of the actors from the first series, such as Brian Glover having been phased out. This is highly recommended and again cements the BBC's reputation for excellent sitcoms.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star comedy - part 2 18 May 2004
This is one of THE classic comedy series of all time. It is timeless in its appeal, and its age doesn't show at all. Yes it is 30 years old now.
To say there are no extras is a bit mean. You get the original Pilot episode "Prisoner and Escort" on this DVD, so in effect getting 7 episodes for the price of 6.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Of The Same Brilliance 6 Nov 2006
Just as comical as Series 1, this is however weaker. The stories are much more centred around Fletch. Heslop dissapears from the face of Slade Prison, Lukewarm and Godber are both seen less, fortunately Blanco is introduced, an old man Blanco, who appears in two of the episodes and does a brilliant job. McClaren and Warren get much bigger parts and Ives can be heard to say 'ere listen as much as ever and even Big Grouty makes an appearance in one episode.

The ideas behind the scripts are however much better seeeing Fletch suffer from constant disturbances throughout the day while attempting to get some sleep to fixing a boxing match which either outcome means he suffers to trying to solve the mystery of his missing pineapple, which he stole from the kitchen to tricking Noris into searching for some hidden treasure of Blanco's.

Well worth it, still as enjoyable as ever
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5.0 out of 5 stars A testament to British comedy - at it's VERY best 25 April 2008
By Goodsie
More from Fletcher as he uses all his cunning to score "little victories" and make his lot in Slade as easy as possible (Harry Grout allowing of course!).

Classic comedy - AGAIN!
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By Richard
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To call this a golden nugget is a bit of an understatement. I think for my money this is probably the strongest of all the series's, with a lot of the best episodes on it for example: 'Just Desserts' (the one about the missing pineapple chunks which probably rates as the best known episode ever), plus 'Disturbing The Peace' (the surprisingly likeable, but yet, still a complete b*stard Mackay gets sent on a course and is replaced by an even bigger b*stard of a governor) and 'No Peace For The Wicked' which is about Fletch quite simply needing some quality time on his own and not getting it. Porridge was so strong, that I could practically rate nearly every episode from every series as one of my favourites, as it's all five star stuff.

To top it all off, as one reviewer has mentioned, you even get the pilot 'Prisoner & Escort' which is a well written and very touching episode, that only features the three characters of: Fletch, Barrowclough and Mackay. Even at this stage, before the series had been commissioned, this was already a fully formed comedy classic. Credit to the writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais, plus credit to anybody who owns this on DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant. 11 Feb 2003
This DVD picks up where series one left off, with Ronnie Barker, in his greatest role as the indomitable Fletcher, who uses all his nous and experience to try and conjure up an easier life. Supported by an excellent cast of characters this series is quite simply BRILLIANT, great scripts, great acting, great laughs!!
A must have for anyone interested in British comedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mean, Moody, Magnificent. 21 Dec 2008
By John Meanwood TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I inherited season one from my brother and decided to buy season two because my favorite ever episode is 'Disturbing The Peace' in which Mr Barrowclough is tranferred to the prison farm and the inmates stage a riot in order to get him transferred back.

Season one feels like it really just got the program started and the fan base established, it's season two that have the better episodes and more depth to the characters.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 30 Jan 2005
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One of the best british comedies!! Anybody who is a fan of yes minister and all the other golden oldies should have this in their dvd collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 70's TV fideal for nostalgia lovers and those who just enjoy...
Classic Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale provide timeless laughs in this classic sitcom. Good for nostalgia lovers and those who just want a laugh
Published 1 month ago by S. Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
barker was a genius comedian....side splitting laughter barker was a genius comedian.....if you don't find this funny I feel for you !!
Published 3 months ago by bill aithwaite
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
Always been a great fan of the Porridge series, sharp script, great cast, great writers, clean comedy - love it.
Published 4 months ago by Phil Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy that will leave you always comparing others to it
IF you fing another comedy you feels meets this standard then you've probably already bought it.
Characters in Prison you can't help but love with kller lines. Read more
Published 5 months ago by RICHARD
5.0 out of 5 stars more class
top rated writers top rated actors top rated comedy this is a must a pure gem worth every penny .
Published 7 months ago by littleguy
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic
No problems at all. A fast and efficient service. The quality of the viewing was excellent. A sitcom for all seasons.
Published 16 months ago by David Hellawell
4.0 out of 5 stars Sheer genius
This is easily the funniest comedy ever made.The characters are very strong - Mackay the harsh scottish guard with his neck 'twitch', Barrowclough the well-meaning and gullible... Read more
Published on 8 April 2012 by Lord Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Porridge is a classic series, this DVD came in excellent condition and has many classic lines (e.g. when somebody nicks Fletcher's Pineapple Chunks he proclaims "There is a thief... Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2010 by Mr. M. A. Ward
1.0 out of 5 stars Are all the Series 2 CDs defective?
I have the boxed DVD set - each one is wonderful... except series 2. I'm sure it would be wonderful if I could only watch it. Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2010 by John David Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Funny
If you are longing to watch truly funny television, no offensive language, no gratuitously rude remarks about anybody, just plain good humour, often making you burst laughing out... Read more
Published on 19 April 2009 by Alan Hadfield
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