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Porridge: The Complete Scripts and Series Guide Paperback – 7 Nov 2005

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  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; Commemorative Edition edition (7 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755315359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755315352
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 4 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The must-have companion to the television comedy classic

About the Author

Richard Webber's knowledge of British television sitcoms is second to none. He has written a number of bestselling books on the subject as well as contributing to many newspapers and magazines over the years. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have forged one of the most successful writing partnerships ever seen in the entertainment business and they are responsible for many succesful TV shows and films, including The Likely Lads and The Commitments


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I've become quite philosophical about one or two things in life of late and I have come to the conclusion that, at any given time, I am probably only ever a whisker away from having to put my Amazon reviewing activities on hold for however long some judge decides is reasonable. All it would take is one moment of madness, or one error in judgement (or for someone to come looking for that book I lifted from Brentwood Library in 1983) and I might well be serving a bit of jail time of my own. It's a sobering thought is that.

It goes some way to explaining the 'Porridge' obsession I have developed just recently, but it was this book that fanned those fanatical flames. It may have hurtled down the time tunnel in my direction direct from 2005 but that does nothing to diminish its appeal as the ultimate guide to 'Porridge'. This was a show which managed to combine a whole host of examples of individual brilliance and, in so doing, to create what is arguably the finest British comedy of all time. Apart from that remake of 'Married... with Children' starring Russ Abbot of course. Don't worry - I'm just having a laugh. Which is one more than Russ and Co managed to rustle up between them in that show, if I remember rightly.

This book is an absolute treasure trove of trivia relating to the original pilot ('Prisoner and Escort'), the three series of 'Porridge' (plus the two Christmas specials), 'Going Straight' and even the film. It features the scripts from every television episode plus a multitude of anecdotes and little snippets of information from what appears to be anyone and everyone who ever went near the set of any of those productions, all skilfully linked together by the wise words of Richard Webber.
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Since currently I see no "look inside" feature on Amazon's site, I'll give a short description.

The book is divided in two:

First half (about 220 pages) contains a series guide with lots of information about the inside story.
The second half contains the full scripts of the series and the Christmas special. Each series has a short "Memories" section at the end with contributions from actors that participated in the series. The episodes don't have any foreword and there are also no footnotes, which makes the scripts section appear very minimal. A much better example can be seen in, for example, Father Ted: The Complete Scripts.

Anyone that has gone that far as to read my review, probably won't be disappointed with the purchase, since it's a very informative and readable book and one could hardly expect for more.

If you're after the full scripts, than you also arrived at the right place, however you must accept that there are at least 3 different versions:
1. The spoken one - as heard on TV.
2. The subtitles track that comes with the DVD set.
3. The scripts as they appear on the reviewed guide.

One can't be sure if the official scripts are any of the above.

These differences are abundant, and sometimes quite annoying. I think that the issue of the differences between the versions should have been addressed better in the book, as it was very nicely done in, again,
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What not to love....I bought 2 of these, one for a work colleague to we can try and out smart each other with the script.....sad I know but its that good.

Interesting intro to the creation of the series .... a must for any porridge fan
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Came quickly. Book as described with wear. Can't wait to read these gem scripts.
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