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Contains the following:
Open All Hours (Series 1-4): Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) a stammering, tight-fisted corner shop owner from Yorkshire has a special way of running his business with nephew Granville (David Jason). When he buys a large batch of damaged tinned goods with no labels, he thinks nothing of passing them off as good stock to his customers. Always on the look out for a bargain, he spots a broken down ice cream van. Before you know it, he's got himself a mobile store. But will Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron) be impressed?
Featuring all the episodes from series 1-4.
Porridge - Series 1-3 & Christmas Specials: Including all the episodes from series 1-3 and the Christmas specials; Porridge is set within the walls of HMP Slade as Fletcher and Godber take on the prison system.
Going Straight: Winner of two BAFTAs - this sequel to Porridge sees Norman Stanley Fletcher released from jail, having served 3 years, 8 months and 4 days. Following his release from Slade, after numerous spells in prison and at the age of 45, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy! Life in the outside world is just not the same as it used to be...
Clarence: This comedy series written by Ronny Barker and set in 1937 is something of a lost classic. Barker plays Clarence Sale, short-sighted removals man and suitor of Jane, a ladies maid. Ostensibly a comedy of manners with moments of slapstick mayhem (he's as blind as a bat!), Clarence resurrects the title character from an episode of the 1971 ITV series, Six Date With Barker.
Featuring all 6 episodes.
Seven Of One: Written by and starring Ronnie Barker, this comedy series was a marvellously successful venture, leading to two long-lasting shows; Open All Hours and Porridge.
Featuring all 7 episodes.
The Magnificent Evans: Set in rural Wales, The Magnificent Evans centers around - the bizarrely named - Platagenet Evans, a man who could best be described as a egotistical bully with an intolerant attitude towards the slow. He is a man of hidden means who also deals in anything saleable under the guise of "antiques". Larger than life and flamboyantly dressed, Evans is driven by sordid motives and lust.
Featuring all 6 episodes.
Porridge: Clearly one of the greatest comedies of all time. Fletcher captured our hearts with Ronnie Barker's terrific acting abilities, and his talent for bringing a monotonous situation to life. Excellent writing, excellent acting, excellent direction. Excellent.
Going Straight: Oft overlooked, I find this to be almost on a par with Porridge; it is to me a fourth series of Porridge, just in a different setting. Richard Beckinsale heads up a spectacular backing cast for Ronnie, who gives his level best again.
Open All Hours: Ronnie's second most famous piece, discounting the Two Ronnies, I have never liked this anywhere near as much as Porridge, but the shop holds some truly fabulous moments, characters, and catchphrases.
The Magnificent Evans: He's Welsh now, and he slips into this new role with perfect ease, and it's hard to believe he could be so different to Fletcher and Arkwright.
Clarence: Now he's blind. Not as funny as it might have been, but some moments in Episode 4 will surely have you rolling about with laughter.
What's missing? Not a lot. I would've liked to see the "Ronnie Barker Yearbook", one of the shows which began his path to glory, and I would have liked to see that "Fletcher: Beyond The Box" thing from a couple of years ago, where some reporters visit the characters from Porridge and see what they made of their lives. There's one brilliant moment when the illiterate Warren is being interviewed while painting a "SCHOOL-NO STOPPING" sign on the road.Read more ›
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