Doing Time (1979)

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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

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  • Ronnie Barker and Peter Vaughan in Doing Time (1979)
  • Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay in Doing Time (1979)
  • Fulton Mackay in Doing Time (1979)
  • Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale in Doing Time (1979)
  • Fulton Mackay in Doing Time (1979)

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1 January 2003 | CharltonBoy
8
| Even funnier than the TV Series.
What is odd about this film is that i didnt know it existed.There are many spin off films made from British Comedy series's such as Steptoe and Son , On The Buses and Are You Being Served all of which are shown at christmas at far too shorter intervals and all are far inferior to the actual TV shows. Porridge is different. This has hardly ever been seen on TV and is very funny , even funnier than the TV series. Ronnie Barker has a fantastic knack of comedy timing. When he delivers the punch lines you cant help but smile or in the case of this film laugh out loud. The film is very true to the programme and has all the characters we have grown to love over the years.The story is nothing spectacular but it does not need to be because the interaction between wardens and lags is what makes the film. This is one of the best comedy series to film i have ever seen. 8 out of 10.

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