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True it is quite old and not a visual feast, but the plot/jokes/acting easily compensate for that.
IF you like British comedy in any form at all, this is for you.
My family and I are all fans of British comedies, and I took a gamble and bought this one sight-unseen. Well, my gamble paid off! This show is very funny, and I must admit that I enjoyed seeing that champion actor Ronnie Barker again. There is some sexually frank conversation in this show, and in one episode Ronnie Barker is reading a magazine called, "T*tbits." (That's right, my daughter noticed and asked me about it!) But, other than that, this is a very good show, and I highly recommend it to you.
This tape contains three of the half-hour episodes:
A Day Out - Series 1, episode 4 (September 26, 1974) - Volunteering for a work detail, Fletch plans on getting more than fresh air and wholesome work. And, when Mr. Mackay leaves the prisoners in the less-than-capable hand of Mr. Barrowclough, it looks like Fletch may get his chance. [As an added bonus, this episode includes Phillip Jackson (Inspector Japp from the Poirot mysteries) playing the role of an imprisoned hippy!]
Ways and Means - Series 1, episode 5 (October 3, 1974) - Tired of hard work, Fletch schemes his way into a job in the prison library, and is not averse to helping out his friends.
Disturbing the Peace - Series 2, episode 3 (November 7, 1975) - With Makcay moving on, it looks like happy days are here again in Slade Prison, but when his replacement is even worse, it's up to Fletch to come up with a solution.