Porridge

Season 1 Episode 2

The Hustler

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Sep 12, 1974 on BBC
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The Hustler
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Ives is keen to be a part of Fletcher's gambling enterprise, something Mackay is determined to stop, so when Fletcher rejects Ives, things go terribly wrong for Fletcher...or do they?

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    Graham Ashley

    Graham Ashley

    Mr. Appleton

    Guest Star

    Ray Dunbobbin

    Ray Dunbobbin

    Evans

    Guest Star

    John Quarmby

    John Quarmby

    Prison Officer

    Guest Star

    Christopher Biggins

    Christopher Biggins

    Lukewarm

    Recurring Role

    Brian Glover

    Brian Glover

    Heslop

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      • Fletcher: You know what we had going in Maidstone? Only had roulette going. That's all, only roulette. Only with a dartboard see, now you could be on the evens or the odds, or the red or the black, or single numbers or groups of numbers. And the croupier, he was a bloke we just blindfolded and he threw the dart. We used to play it in association hour. We'd bribe the screw to turn a blind eye and we had a great game we did. Mammoth.
        Heslop: Nasty that, roulette.
        Fletcher: Pretty it had to end so tragic.
        Heslop: What happened?
        Fletcher: Well one night the croupier got a bit careless, you know. Now the screw turns a blind eye to everything.

      • Evans: I've had my privileges cut off.
        Fletcher: Have you? It hasn't affected your voice, has it?

      • Mackay: Alright Fletcher, don't let me catch you stealing.
        Fletcher: I won't.
        Mackay: You won't what?
        Fletcher: I won't let you catch me thieving Mr Mackay.

      • Godber: Oh no, I'm not gambling. My mother said gambling would get me in to trouble.
        Fletcher: Did she? It may have escaped your notice son, but you're in prison.

      • Mr Barrowclough: No, I'm afraid there's little I can do, and it's wrong of you to ask me.
        Fletcher: Oh no, wait Mr Barrowclough, please. I don't want you to think I'm trying to influence you in any way or coerce you, or, well I hardly like to use the word at all, bribe you. I mean you are specially chosen by the home office, for your honesty and your integrity. I suppose a dozen eggs wouldn't make any difference would it?

      • Mr Barrowclough: Well you're very lucky to be here, I mean it's normally a trustee gets a job like this. It's a privileged position.
        Fletcher: Oh don't think I don't appreciate it Mr Barrowclough. And I'm sure you had something to do with it and all didn't you? Knowing your kind and generous nature.
        (Mr Barrowclough uses gestures to deny this)
        Fletcher: Say no more, say no more. (Pause) When you gonna get me that single cell?

      • Fletcher: Lovely day for it.
        Guard: You wont be getting it for a long time.
        Fletcher: You obviously haven't had it for a long time.

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