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Going Straight

Season 1 Episode 1

Going Home

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1978 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Going Home
Fletch has now reached the end of his stay in Prison and says his goodbyes to McLaren. On the train journey home Fletch bumps into Mackay and an old friend. His old friend makes an early attempt to tempt him from the straight and narrow but it's Mackay who almost commits a crime.moreless

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  • Fletch leaves Slade prison behind, but has a rather eventfull train ride home

    this episode, I thought, was quite good! It's so nice to have the gang back. here we get to see MacLaren for one last time (untill the 2003 special), and Mr Mackay says goodbeye for good, except for the 1979 film. Fletch and Mackay share a very meaningful conversation on the train, and it's very interesting to see that, although they both lead quite different life paths, their situation at this point is quite similar. MacKay was forced to retire, and as such is out of work, and trying to feel useful, and Fletch is also finding his life's way, as he has just been out of Slade. very nice scenes between the pair of them.

    the scene with MaClaren is funny, we also learn that Lukewarm is waiting trial again.

    the scene where Fletch colects his belongings is also funny funny.

    It's also nice to see Fletcher saving MacKay's Skin, when the ex police officer is about to comit a serious crime, unknowingly of course. it shows Fletch is really wanting to change his life's old ways.

    although Patricia Brake, Nick Lyndhurst and Richard Beckinsale don't appear in this one, it's still a very good pilot, for a series that wasn't given a chance!moreless
Nicholas Lyndhurst

Nicholas Lyndhurst

Raymond Fletcher 1978 - 1978

Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

Norman Stanley Fletcher 1978 - 1978

Richard Beckinsale

Richard Beckinsale

Lennie Godber 1978 - 1978

Patricia Brake

Patricia Brake

Ingrid Fletcher 1978 - 1978

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • McLaren: It's Mackay you hate.

      Fletcher: Ah, you've noticed, have you?

      McLaren: You know you're lucky he's not black. If he was black, then you wouldn't be allowed to hate him.

      Fletcher: That's true, that's very true, yeah. I shall miss hating him, though. Do you know, if there was two things I could take home as souvenirs, do you know what they'd be?

      McLaren: What?

      Fletcher: I'll give you a clue. They both belong to Mr Mackay.

    • (Fletcher insists on checking his belongings carefully before signing the receipt.)

      Kirby: Fletcher, are you implying that there are people in this prison who might resort to stealing?

      Fletcher: Yeah, about 800 of them.

    • Fletcher: There's a lot of prejudice against your lot, ain't there?

      McLaren: Yeah, it's not easy being half-black.

      Fletcher: I'm not talking about being half-black, I'm talking about being half-Scotch.

  • NOTES (1)