Porridge

Porridge

... the First Timer (Amazon Kindle, 2014) Archer, Jeffrey, A Prison Diary:
Volume 1 – Hell (Pan, 2003) Archer, Jeffrey, ... 1999) Clark, Steve, Only
Fools and Horses: The Official Inside Story (Splendid Books, 2011) Clement,
Dick,(dir ) ...

Author: Richard Weight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239352

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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'Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court and it is now my duty to pass sentence.' Those words, spoken by a judge to the show's hero in the title sequence of every Porridge episode, are among the most famous in British comedy and they remind viewers that this is no ordinary TV sitcom. The first situation comedy anywhere in the world to be set in a prison, Porridge is about men being punished for crimes committed against the same sort of people who are watching the show. Millions of hard working Britons were fans, many of them anxious about rising crime and worried that burglars would steal the TV set they were watching it on. Yet they still settled down at 8.30pm on Friday nights between 1974 and 1977 to watch a series that celebrates the sometimes pathetic, often ingenious, recidivism of a group of social misfits who by their own admission are failed citizens. How did such a comedy come to be seen as part of a 'golden age of British sitcom', without ever losing its edge to nostalgia? Crime, like sex, sells. But Porridge did not romanticise villainy. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it's a satire of class-consciousness and power, warmed by a humanistic celebration of men on the margins of society. Its heroes are weak inadequate misfits, not tough, glamorous gangsters. Porridge was a success because the essence of situation comedy is confinement; characters in this format are people who feel trapped and thwarted by circumstances beyond their control. This, therefore, is the ultimate sitcom. Richard Weight's entertaining study of this much-loved classic places Porridge in the context of 1970s social upheavals, explores how the series satirises structures of class and authority through Fletch and Godber's battles to outwit the prison officers Mr Mackay and Mr Barrowclough, and traces its influences on TV comedy that followed.
Categories: Performing Arts

Gin O Clock

Gin O Clock

Gin O'clock: Secret diaries from Elizabeth Windsor, HRH @Queen_UK [of Twitter]
The Queen [Of Twitter]. Decided to send William and Catherine to Canada in July
for their first official trip and to check out some holidaypalace ... 2011. 'You'll be
going before the forests, Mr Cameron, one can assure you.' Up early to instruct
Mr Cameron not to sell ... Absolutely distraught to discover The Archers is fictional
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Author: The Queen [Of Twitter]

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444738964

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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For the first time, Her Majesty's diaries are opened... 'Had Mrs 'call me Carole' Middleton on the phone after lunch. Wanting to check 'our outfits don't clash on the big day'. One seriously doubts they would.' Queen of sixteen sovereign nations, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She's one of the world's most well-known and powerful leaders and has reigned for almost 60 years. She's been privy to every major event and decision. But what does she really think? 'One does enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Lovely to be reminded how much more civilised the British are than our European neighbours. Royal Eurovision Fancy Dress Party to celebrate. Unfortunately Camilla misread the invitation as 'Euro-tunnel Fancy Dress Party' and came as a train.' Taking in the momentous events of 2011, including two Royal Weddings, the phone hacking scandal and the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday Tarts and Vicars Party, these diaries reveal the seldom-seen workings of state and reveal how an octogenarian is quietly ruling the world and still has time for a gin. 'No, Mr Clegg, people born in Libya are not 'Librarians'. twitter.com/queen_uk facebook.com/royalginoclock
Categories: Humor

A Diary from Dixie

A Diary from Dixie

By command of Gonoral Johoston : ( SIONED ) ARCHER ANDERSON , Liout .
Col. and A. A. G. Official Copy : Isaac Hayne . ... possession , td rotura tbon to the
several Dopartments to which boy beloog Tbo stora are much 2011 at this time
for the use of solliers , passing through the place , sad for the sick al tbe llanpital .

Author: Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut

Publisher: London : [s.n.]

ISBN: UCAL:$B61801

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 424

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This book is the author's Civil War diary from February 18, 1861, to June 26, 1865. She was an eyewitness to many historic events as she accompanied her husband to significant sites of the Civil War.
Categories: Confederate States of America

The Solicitors and Barristers Directory and Diary

The Solicitors  and Barristers  Directory and Diary

... Birmingham ( Durrant Piesse ) 01 236 6515 ( Ince & Co ) 01 623 2011 (
Anthony Collins & Co ) 021 200 3242 ( Rigbey Loose & Mills ) ... London ECIA
ZLH ( Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court ) 021 643 6515 ( Crown Prosecution
Service ) 01 213 3000 ( Freshfields ) 01 ... Harrow ( Harold G Walker & Co ) 0202
25691 Ball J.R. , Falmouth ( Lean & Co ) Bamford R.B. , Ely ( Archer & Archer ) (
Ffitch & Co ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062402263

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

International Trade Reporter

International Trade Reporter

... News | Page 1985 Asia / Pacific Rim / Page 1997 Europe / Page 2010 East -
West Trade | Page 2011 Journal / Page 2012 Legal News | Page 2000 Africa /
Middle ... 1999 JUDICIARY CA FC ' s Archer to take senior status . ... 2011
COUNTERVAILING DUTIES Commerce official disappointed with privatization
comments .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822025406786

Category: Commerce

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Categories: Commerce

Library journal

Library journal

This is material Daniels , Josephus Hibben , Frank C. EOM n his famous diary
and an extension The Wilson Era : Years of ... Rounds out with mocracy and
Education , Human Nature Republic , will want to purchase this life and
Scholarship , About Value 2011--1 picture of the CAA and ... Eighteen chapters of
Chinese - American Lee , Archer en ither , it is a short social history of relations
since 1784 from ... Official documents , somber about exhilarating style of book ,
world domination .

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ISBN: UCAL:B4092102

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Padwick s Bibliography of Cricket

Padwick s Bibliography of Cricket

Author: Cricket Society

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015024783105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Whitaker s Five year Cumulative Book List

Whitaker s Five year Cumulative Book List

III . sd £ 0.30 B.B.C. ( 11.71 ) Fic ( G ) 563 12118 1 Archers , The : Doris Archer's
Diary . No 2. 08.96 . 17ill sd £ 0.25 BB. ... C8 £ 3.00 Spon ( 11.71 ) Ind 419 10680
4 1972-73 F4.500 £ 3.30 Spon ( 11.72 ) Ind 419 10760 6 Architects and Planners
, Directory of Official . 1970. ... ( 2.72 ) Arc 900838 03 S Architects and Quantity
Surveyors , Precontract Practice for ( " Aqua Group " ) C4.104 2011 ) . 41.e. spiral
 ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5158349

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

2011. ( 20col . ) . £ 7.50 Conway Maritime P. ( 4.82 ) Trad 0 85177 267 6 Morris ,
Rosemary . Character of King Arthur in Mediaeval Literature . M8.224 . ... James
Archer of Kilkenny : An Elizabethan Jesuit . D8.viii ... Second Official I Hate Cats
Book . ... W.M. £ 9.95 Oleander P. ( 5.82 ) Bio 0 900891 769 Morson , G.S.
Boundaries of Genre : Dostoevsky's Diary of a writer and the Traditions of Literary
Utopia .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079753524

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

An Aerospace Bibliography

An Aerospace Bibliography

Author: Air University (U.S.). Aerospace Studies Institute. Documentary Research Division

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000003663189

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics

The New Statesman and Nation

The New Statesman and Nation

841 DENIS ARCHER IN THE MOSCOW MANNER Harley Street Specialist says
Linia Belt needed by many men these days by ... An official history of the Nazi
revolt of July , 1934 , in Austria , translated by Johann Messinger . ... TR SAMUEL
PEPYS THE DIARY , edited by Henry B. Wheatley , 10 volumes , demy 8vo ,
illustrated , Published at £ 7 the ... 2011 wurs peno or as mucb more as you can
afford ?

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ISBN: UCBK:C072615127

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