An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1973  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Porridge (1974–1977)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Open All Hours (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
Doing Time (1979)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay
Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

David Jason plays the inept Edgar Briggs, personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Briggs is an agent who, in spite of his cluelessness, manages to solve case after case.

Stars: David Jason, Michael Stainton, Noel Coleman
Clarence (TV Series 1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Clarence is a myopic delivery man who retires to the countryside, and goes from one mishap to another due to his short-sightedness

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, George Ballantine
As Time Goes By (1992–2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Korean War and a long lost letter separate the lives of young lovers Jean and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Six one-off episodes, by different writers, featuring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Michael Bates, Michael Hordern
The Magnificent Evans (TV Series 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Plantagenet Evans played by Ronnie Barker is a photographer who lives in sin with his mistress and is driven around by his simple chauffeur. The series only lasted for one season of six ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Sharon Morgan, Dickie Arnold
Lucky Feller (TV Series 1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shorty Mepstead, a shy plumber lives in South London with his mother and brother, ladies' man Randolph.

Stars: David Jason, Cheryl Hall, Peter Armitage
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Spoof documentary on the life of the main protagonist of the television prison comedy "Porridge", Mr. Norman Stanley Fletcher.

Director: Kim Flitcroft
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Bill Nighy
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ronnie Barker ...  Alan Joyce / ... 7 episodes, 1973
Edit

Storyline

An anthology of one-off episodes starring actor-comedian Ronnie Barker.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven of One See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first two episodes were developed into successful series, Open All Hours (1976) and _"Porridge (1974)"_. These in turn spawned sequel series Going Straight, Porridge (2016) and Still Open All Hours, as well as a film, a spoof documentary. See more »

Connections

Featured in Porridge @ 30 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Seven Ronnies
18 October 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

'Seven Of One' is best remembered as the series that gave Ronnie Barker two of his greatest television successes: 'Porridge' and 'Open All Hours'. But don't be fooled into thinking the remaining five are in some way substandard. 'My Old Man' cast Ronnie as 'Sam Cobbett', a cantankerous pensioner struggling to fit in with the modern world ( it later became an I.T.V. series starring the wonderful Clive Dunn ), 'Another Man's Meat' featured a sublime teaming of Ronnie, Prunella Scales, Sam Kelly and Joan Sims in this slight but amusing tale of an overweight man whose attempts to diet are taken to extremes, 'Spanner's Eleven' was a Roy Clarke script about a struggling football team, 'Another Fine Mess' a sublime evocation of the Laurel & Hardy movies ( almost as good as the real thing, in fact ) and, my favourite, 'I'll Fly You For A Quid' was about a gambling-mad Welsh family. One wishes they all could have been developed into series. A must for all Ronnie Barker fans. Pity that the D.V.D. release lacks the standard title sequence on two of the five episodes, though.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed