Career criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher is on a train with prison officers MacKay,a martinet,and the kindly Mr. Barraclough,on his way to serve a five year sentence at Slade prison. An opportunist, Fletch knows he can keep Barraclough sweet but that MacKay is a tough nut to crack. After Fletch has weed in the prison van's petrol tank,meaning it won't start,MacKay goes for help while Barraclough and Fletch shelter in a cottage and have a heart-to-heart,which makes Barraclough feel better. He falls asleep and Fletch tries to escape but ends up back at the cottage.
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[referring to Mackay
Otherwise you'd wait until we'd got up a bit of speed out of Hemel Hempstead, then chuck me out the window and put it down as attempted escape.
Oh, he wouldn't do that.
Nah, I suppose not. He couldn't spell Hemel Hempstead, he'd wait until we'd got to Rugby!