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Porridge

Narrated by: Ronnie Barker
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Entertainment
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Here is the unforgettable "Fletch", everyone's favourite criminal, making the most of his enforced stay at Her Majesty's Pleasure. Never a man to shrink from a challenge, even from behind bars, Fletch could manage anything from organising a win on the horses to buying a council flat in Mayfair. Amazing his cell mates and infuriating officialdom, Fletch, the Arthur Daley of penal servitude, always comes out on top.

Starring Ronnie Barker with Brian Wilde, Richard Beckinsale, and Fulton Mackay, here are four prize shows from the original television series: "Prisoner and Escort", "No Way Out", "The Desperate Hours", and "Pardon Me".

©1994, 2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd. (P)1994, 2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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Porridge - Comedy Gold

Ronnie Barker was a genius. To really appreciate this you have to be ready for subtle linguistic twists that will leave you howling with laughter. Porridge was some of his finest work. Get the whole series, it is worth it. Thank you for all the laughter and good times Mr. Barker. Rest In Peace.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-13-19

Must listen

Old but still very funny , fully recommend . Very well put together and narrated

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  • julian
  • 01-01-18

Smashing.

Really love this Audible book, funny and so cleverly written Thank you very much looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Tracy Mac
  • 02-06-16

SUPERB.

How can you fault the great master. Timeless classic comedy. Could listen over and over.

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  • richard
  • 12-02-15

Comedy Genius!

Would you listen to Porridge again? Why?

Yes. its a timeless classic that never gets old. The comedy genius of Ronnie Barker is superbly portrayed in the audiobook and is great to remember how good BBC comedies used to be.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fletcher is the old hand in the prison that gives guidance and wisdom to all he meets.

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  • Victoria Walker
  • 07-15-15

Thought this was optional

Great classic comedy. It can be listened to over and over and still be funny. A great cast.

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  • michael64
  • 02-22-18

Porridge

brilliant BBC comedy. Ronnie "Fletcher" Barker is at brilliant best with epic Comedy timing. can't wait too download further episodes