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Prisoner And Escort

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Apr 01, 1973 on BBC
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Prisoner And Escort
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Norman Stanley Fletcher makes a big mistake when he commits his latest crime - he gets caught! He's sentenced to five years in Slade Prison. The trip from the railway station to the prison is uneventful until Fletcher gets 'caught short' and makes an unwise addition to the petrol in the prison van's tankmoreless

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  • Norman Stanley Fletecher you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court, and it's now our duty to laugh during your Sentence

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    this episode of Seven of One (originally called "six of one, and for a 2nd series "half a dozen of the other") was a pilot for a very funny BBC sitcom, that would end in 1979, with a feature film, with the same name.



    this particular episode shows us Fletch's voyage to Slade prison, escorted by the strict warden Mr Mackay (fulton Mackay) and softer Henry Barrouclogh (Brian Wilde).



    when Fletch adds a little of "personal water" to the van's fuel tank, it stops right in the middle of the cold hills of london. While Mackay goes off to the prison on foot, Fletch and Barrouclogh break in to a cottage to escape the cold weather. while they are there, Fletch gets the warden drunk, on Mackay's Whisky, and escapes into the night. he revolves around in the woods, and ends up in the exact same house, early the next morning. he gets to slade, where he begins a 5 year stretch. good pilot episode, without the late great Richard Beckinsalemoreless

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