The BEST Episodes of Going Straight

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Network: BBC One

A short-lived spin off series from the classic 70's sitcom Porridge. It was never expected and eventually never did live up to Porridge and only made 1 six episode series before it was cancelled. Fletcher has left prison on parole after serving three years, eight months and four days, and is trying to come to terms with life outside again. His wife has left him and he shares his home with his son Raymond and his daughter Ingrid, who is dating his former cell-mate Lenny Godber.

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Going to Work

#1 - Going to Work

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 17, 1978

Fletch's probation officer sets him up with a job as a night porter. Fletch is nervous about his first ever job and can't face it but Godber and Ingrid make sure he turns up.

star 8.00
22 votes
Going, Going, Gone

#2 - Going, Going, Gone

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 24, 1978

As hotel porter, Fletch recognises an unscrupulous guest and suspects a scam.

star 7.95
21 votes
Going to Be Alright

#3 - Going to Be Alright

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 3, 1978

Fletch visits his probation officer and reveals that his wife, Isobel, has left him for someone called Reg Jessop who owns a cardboard box factory. Fletch doesn't seem too concerned about getting a job and the reason is a legacy from a previous crime which he attempts to dig up by stealing Godber's lorry and driving off to the site where the loot was buried. He is out of luck, however, when he discovers a housing development has been built on the field.

star 7.88
26 votes
Going Off the Rails

#4 - Going Off the Rails

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 7, 1978

Fletch is almost tempted off the straight and narrow on the day Ingrid is to marry Godber. He has a change of heart before it's too late but almost gets into trouble with a walkie talkie. Godber married Ingrid with Fletch giving away the bride and acting as best man.

star 7.83
18 votes
Going Home

#5 - Going Home

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 24, 1978

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.

star 7.83
29 votes
Going Sour

#6 - Going Sour

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 10, 1978

Fletch is diverted from his own problems when he comes across a young punk girl and tries to set her on the straight and narrow.

star 7.68
22 votes