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An undoubted classic
on 30 January 2010
There is no doubt that 'Porridge' is a classic sit-com. The humour is timeless and the cast is perfect. At the head of it all is Ronnie Barker who is fantastic as Fletcher and it is, in my opinion, the best thing that he ever did. With marvellous support from Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde and countless others this consistantly funny series deserves the many plaudits it has received. There are several cameos that are memorable from the likes of David Jason, Peter Vaughan, Ronald Lacey and Ken Jones and each performance is spot on.
This box set consists all of the three series and the Christmas specials. There are a few extras dotted about including the pilot episode 'Prisoner and Escort', an interview with Ronnie Barker and a documentary relating to the survey to find Britain's Best Sit-Com. While the extras are a nice bonus it is 'Porridge' that is the main attraction and it is a true classic and fully deserving of five stars.