Porridge

Porridge

... the First Timer (Amazon Kindle, 2014) Archer, Jeffrey, A Prison Diary:
Volume 1 – Hell (Pan, 2003) Archer, Jeffrey, ... 1999) Clark, Steve, Only
Fools and Horses: The Official Inside Story (Splendid Books, 2011) Clement,
Dick,(dir ) ...

Author: Richard Weight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239352

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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'Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court and it is now my duty to pass sentence.' Those words, spoken by a judge to the show's hero in the title sequence of every Porridge episode, are among the most famous in British comedy and they remind viewers that this is no ordinary TV sitcom. The first situation comedy anywhere in the world to be set in a prison, Porridge is about men being punished for crimes committed against the same sort of people who are watching the show. Millions of hard working Britons were fans, many of them anxious about rising crime and worried that burglars would steal the TV set they were watching it on. Yet they still settled down at 8.30pm on Friday nights between 1974 and 1977 to watch a series that celebrates the sometimes pathetic, often ingenious, recidivism of a group of social misfits who by their own admission are failed citizens. How did such a comedy come to be seen as part of a 'golden age of British sitcom', without ever losing its edge to nostalgia? Crime, like sex, sells. But Porridge did not romanticise villainy. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it's a satire of class-consciousness and power, warmed by a humanistic celebration of men on the margins of society. Its heroes are weak inadequate misfits, not tough, glamorous gangsters. Porridge was a success because the essence of situation comedy is confinement; characters in this format are people who feel trapped and thwarted by circumstances beyond their control. This, therefore, is the ultimate sitcom. Richard Weight's entertaining study of this much-loved classic places Porridge in the context of 1970s social upheavals, explores how the series satirises structures of class and authority through Fletch and Godber's battles to outwit the prison officers Mr Mackay and Mr Barrowclough, and traces its influences on TV comedy that followed.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Prison Diary Volume II

A Prison Diary Volume II

Purgatory Jeffrey Archer ... David Blunkett's private secretary, suggesting that
Lady Archer 'is satisfied that this is the best that can be hoped for'. Home Office
officials obviously don't listen to the Today programme, or read any newspapers ...

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330524834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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On 9th August 2001, twenty-two days after Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from HMP Belmarsh, a double-A Category high-security prison in south London, to HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment in Norfolk. He served sixty-seven days in Wayland and during that time, as this account testifies, encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates . . . Prison Diary Volume II: Purgatory is an extraordinary work of non-fiction, where Jeffrey Archer reveals what life is like inside the walls of Britain's prisons.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gin O Clock

Gin O Clock

Gin O'clock: Secret diaries from Elizabeth Windsor, HRH @Queen_UK [of Twitter]
The Queen [Of Twitter]. Decided to send William and Catherine to Canada in July
for their first official trip and to check out some holidaypalace ... 2011. 'You'll be
going before the forests, Mr Cameron, one can assure you.' Up early to instruct
Mr Cameron not to sell ... Absolutely distraught to discover The Archers is fictional
.

Author: The Queen [Of Twitter]

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444738964

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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For the first time, Her Majesty's diaries are opened... 'Had Mrs 'call me Carole' Middleton on the phone after lunch. Wanting to check 'our outfits don't clash on the big day'. One seriously doubts they would.' Queen of sixteen sovereign nations, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She's one of the world's most well-known and powerful leaders and has reigned for almost 60 years. She's been privy to every major event and decision. But what does she really think? 'One does enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Lovely to be reminded how much more civilised the British are than our European neighbours. Royal Eurovision Fancy Dress Party to celebrate. Unfortunately Camilla misread the invitation as 'Euro-tunnel Fancy Dress Party' and came as a train.' Taking in the momentous events of 2011, including two Royal Weddings, the phone hacking scandal and the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday Tarts and Vicars Party, these diaries reveal the seldom-seen workings of state and reveal how an octogenarian is quietly ruling the world and still has time for a gin. 'No, Mr Clegg, people born in Libya are not 'Librarians'. twitter.com/queen_uk facebook.com/royalginoclock
Categories: Humor

The Myth of the Lost Cause

The Myth of the Lost Cause

York: Literary Classics of the United States, 2011. Stoddard, William O., Jr.
William ... The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the
Union and Confederate Armies. 128 vols. ... Diary of Gideon Welles. 3 vols.
Boston and ...

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621574736

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 537

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
Categories: History

International Trade Reporter

International Trade Reporter

... News | Page 1985 Asia / Pacific Rim / Page 1997 Europe / Page 2010 East -
West Trade | Page 2011 Journal / Page 2012 Legal News | Page 2000 Africa /
Middle ... 1999 JUDICIARY CA FC ' s Archer to take senior status . ... 2011
COUNTERVAILING DUTIES Commerce official disappointed with privatization
comments .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822025406786

Category: Commerce

Page:

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Categories: Commerce

Palmer s Index to the Times Newspaper

Palmer s Index to the Times Newspaper

Accident to the Fulture , Official Inquiry Selwin - Ibbetson Sir H . J . ) on the
Harvest and into , 27 n 9 Wages , 10 o 10 f - to the ... 9 , 7 ft 9 LIST Bespon a you
lii John Diron and the Queen Anne , in Malta Shah ' s Diary in England , 5 o 7
fiudiji i Salta ... Onth 1 , 7 * * e Shec ( Martin Archer ) on the Vatican Decree , 20 -
Notes about , 31 - deti ) tersengo * 5 ( - 2 ; 1 6 26 11 1 - 27 x 7c ... Sobota 17 0 7
diveros ' units , 2011r - Fire on Board the Jason , in the Bay at Sheriffs of England
and Wales ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119873151

Category: Times (London, England)

Page:

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Covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times of London.
Categories: Times (London, England)

A Matter of Honour

A Matter of Honour

Against his mother's wishes, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realises his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as A Matter of Honour.

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330419056

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 429

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He should never have opened the envelope . . . Adam Scott listens to the reading of his father's will, aware that the results can only be pitiful. The Colonel, after all, had nothing to leave - except a letter he had never opened himself, a letter Adam fears can only bring further disgrace to the family name. Against his mother's wishes, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realises his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as A Matter of Honour. 'Probably the greatest storyteller of our age' MAIL ON SUNDAY
Categories: Conduct of life

How the Cold War Ended

How the Cold War Ended

I also wish to further acknowledge Dr. Savranskaya for her efforts at teasing out
archival resources from the former Soviet Union and for her translations of key
texts, particularly from the diaries and notes of Soviet official Anatoly Chernyaev,
 ...

Author: John Prados

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597976121

Category: History

Page: 320

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Examines the debates surrounding the end of the Cold War.
Categories: History

Treachery

Treachery

Liddell's diaries show that in November 1940 Jane Archer, who was also then at
Blenheim, had a major altercation with ... which, according to the MI5 Official
History, was responsible for keeping watch on 'subversive activities' of all kinds.

Author: Chapman Pincher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781845968113

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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In Treachery, noted intelligence authority Chapman Pincher makes a compelling case that Roger Hollis, head of MI5 from 1956 to 1965, was himself a double agent, acting to undermine and imperil the UK and America. Myriad intriguing case histories are portrayed, including that of Lt Igor Gouzenko, a Red Army cipher clerk whose 1945 disclosure of a mole in MI5 touched off the Cold War. With a mass of new evidence, some from Russian sources, Pincher also provides exciting new perspectives on other infamous operatives, including Kim Philby and Klaus Fuchs. Perhaps most explosively, Pincher posits that long after Hollis stepped down, a cover-up was perpetrated at the highest levels, even involving Margaret Thatcher, to conceal the truth for ever – a deception that continues today. Treachery warns us to protect our society and institutions from enemy infiltration in the future. It is a revelatory work that puts twentieth-century politics and war into stunning new relief.
Categories: Political Science

A Little History of the Australian Labor Party

A Little History of the Australian Labor Party

1 Robin Archer, Why Is There No Labor Party in the United States?, Princeton
University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2007, p. 1. ... 5 Sean Scalmer, The Rise
of the Insider: Memoirs and diaries in recent Australian political history, The
Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture 2009, Menzies Centre for ... 5 W.G. Spence,
Official Report of the Second Intercolonial Trades Union Congress, Melbourne,
1884, p. 67.

Author: Nick Dyrenfurth

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781742232843

Category: History

Page: 217

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The Australian Labor Party is one of the oldest labour parties and was the first in the world to form a government. 2011 marks its 120th birthday This short and lively book tells the story of the ALPs numerous successes in winning government at all levels and making policy that has transformed lives.
Categories: History

An Aerospace Bibliography

An Aerospace Bibliography

Author: Air University (U.S.). Aerospace Studies Institute. Documentary Research Division

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000003663189

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Naval and Military Essays

Naval and Military Essays

( Tanner ) , 90 Fisher , Herbert , 150 de Watteville ' s Regiment , 231 Flanders , 49
Diary of Pepys , 55 - 82 passim Forbin , 7 , 12 ... et Third , 56 , 57 , 60 s99 . , 136
Official Histories of , by EASTERN Empire , the , 164 French General Staff , 129
Edinburgh Review , 2011 . ... Frederick III . , King of Den225 , 227 mark , II
English Archers , 165 , 172 , 228 Frederick William I . of Prussia , Generalship ,
165 161 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041345369

Category: Military history

Page: 243

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Categories: Military history

Car Illustrated

Car Illustrated

A Journal of Travel by Land, Sea, & Air ... Picturesque , 207 Sunrising Hill Climb :
Official Results , 29 Sutton , Mr. Ceorge , 271 Sweden , Locomotion in , By H. G.
Archer , 21 K O'Brien , The Hon . ... for India , 201 M U Queensland ( North - West
) , The Only Car in , 184 United Kingdom Trophy , The , 128 , 2011 Universal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D000214418

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Includes section "Royal Automobile Club news" from Mar. 1915-Dec. 1928.
Categories: Aeronautics

Padwick s Bibliography of Cricket

Padwick s Bibliography of Cricket

Author: Cricket Society

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015024783105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines