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The Harder They Fall 

When Godber enters the prison boxing tournament, Fletch is under orders from prison 'Daddy', Harry Grout, a con who is more to be feared than the screws, to get him to throw the fight in ... See full summary »

Director:

Sydney Lotterby (uncredited)

Writers:

Dick Clement (by), Ian La Frenais (by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ronnie Barker ... Norman Stanley Fletcher
Brian Wilde ... Mr. Barrowclough
Fulton Mackay ... Mr. Mackay
Richard Beckinsale ... Lennie Godber
Peter Vaughan ... Harry Grout
Cyril Shaps ... Jackdaw
Roy Sampson ... PT Instructor
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Storyline

When Godber enters the prison boxing tournament, Fletch is under orders from prison 'Daddy', Harry Grout, a con who is more to be feared than the screws, to get him to throw the fight in the second round. Fletch tries to bribe Godber with chocolate, only to be told that Godber has already promised Moffatt, a rival of Grout, that he will lose the fight in the first round. In the event both Godber and his opponent throw the fight in the same round, to the delight of Fletch, the only man in the prison who was betting on a draw. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1975 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The chocolate which Fletch gives Godber is Cadbury's Fruit & Nut. See more »

Goofs

Fletcher claims the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders had been disbanded, whereas in fact they were still a regiment until its amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. See more »

Quotes

Norman Stanley Fletcher: You've been through every naffing course in this prison, aint'cha Godber, eh? Arts and Crafts, O levels, Pottery, Spanish. What're ya gonna do with Spanish, become an interpreter, are you?
Lennie Godber: ¡Sí sí señor!
Norman Stanley Fletcher: Oh that's it, is it. That's it, is it. Six months of intensive study and that's all we get, is it - ¡Sí sí señor!
Lennie Godber: Now listen: No tien vaca, pero tien una burro.
[sic]
Norman Stanley Fletcher: Go on, then, I'll bite.
Lennie Godber: I haven't got a cow, but I have got a donkey.
Norman Stanley Fletcher: Oh, that's very handy, innit, that'll come in very useful, ...
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Connections

Spoofs The Harder They Fall (1956) See more »

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