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Lennie Godber was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. He was played by Richard Beckinsale. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter from the Crown. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Porridge is a British BBC television sitcom (1974 - 1977), written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and starring Ronnie Barker. ... Richard Beckinsale (July 6, 1947 - March 19, 1979) was a British actor, most famous for his role as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. ...


Godber is from Birmingham and has an 'O' Level in Geography (which Fletch claims was needed to find his way around Birmingham). He later takes the 'O' level examination for History (Fletch attempts to help him by stealing the papers in advance, unfortunately, he gets Warren to actually carry out the task, and he steals the wrong paper). Upon arriving in prison he has a girlfriend called Denise. In an effort to get Denise a gift, Godber broke into a neighbour's flat. He was caught, and apparently received a good kicking. It was for this that he was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Denise later broke up with Godber through a 'Dear John' letter. The city from above Centenary Square. ... To examine somebody or something is to inspect it closely, hence an examination is a detailed inspection or analysis of an object or person. ... History is a term for information about the past. ... Bunny Warren was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. ...


In the first episode, Lennie arrives at Slade Prison, along with Fletch. However, unlike Fletch, who has spent several 5 year spells in prison, this is Godber's first stretch of 'Porridge'. Fletcher felt stongly about someone of Godber's age being in prison; however, when Godber announces that upon his release he plans to 'go straight', Fletch is perplexed annoncing 'Twenty three and you want to go straight? What kind of talk is that? You've got your whole life in front of you!' Fletch and Godber later become cell-mates, and Fletch is quick to take the naive Godber under his wing. Godber learns much from Fletch, and by the end of the series has inherited much of his cunning. Norman Stanley Fletcher or Fletch (born February 2, 1932) is the main character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. ...


Godber also often came into conflict with the ever suspicious Mr Mackay, who appeared to find it very hard to belive that Lennie was not up to something; and even when he was, MacKay found it very hard to pin anything on him, thanks to Godber's penchant for dramatics, and occasionally to the cover up efforts of Fletch and the sympathetic Mr Barrowclough. Mr. ... Mr Barrowclough was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge. ...


Godber works in the prison kitchen where he has ample access to valuable commodities such as butter and Fletch's beloved pineapple chunks. Godber also took up a short lived career as a boxer in the prison. A kitchen is a room used for food preparation. ... Balls of butter on a plate Butter is a dairy product made by churning fresh cream. ... Binomial name Ananas comosus The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant and its fruit, native to Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. ... 2004 Armed Forces Amateur Boxing Championships, held in 2003. ...


Doe eyed, optimistic Godber was the perfect sidekick for grouchy, world weary Fletcher, and the banter between the two became one of the main attractions of the series. This was best illustrated in the famous and ambitious episode 'A Night In', where the entire episode is set within the cell, in relative darkness, with only Godber and Fletch's banter for entertainment. This genre has been imitated by many other sitcoms, such as Friends ('The One Where No One's Ready') and Bottom ('S Up). However, few, if any of these have managed to re-create the minimalistic genius of the original, falling back on other comedy devices (the Friends episode had several characters, each with their own storyline; the Bottom episode was set atop a Ferris Wheel, with much of the comedy deriving from this setting). A cell is a single unit or compartment, enclosed by a border or wall. ... Friends was a long-running American television situation comedy centered on lives of six twenty-somethings (eventually thirty-somethings) (3 male, 3 female) living in Manhattan. ... Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson as Richie and Eddie in Bottom Bottom was a British sitcom of the early 1990s written by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, who were the shows main stars, playing Richard Richard (Richie) and Edward Elizabeth Hitler (Eddie) respectively; they share a flat in Hammersmith. ... A Ferris wheel is an amusement ride consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ...


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Porridge - Nostalgia Central (517 words)
So it was that this Muswell Hill wide-boy with a heart of gold was sentenced to a five year term at Her Majesty's pleasure.
Against his wishes, 2215 Fletcher was forced to share a cell with young 3470 Lennie Godber, a first-time offender from Birmingham, embarking on a two year stretch for breaking and entering.
Fletch became a father-like figure to the amiable Godber, helping him to weather his first period of confinement, showing him the tricks of survival and leading him through the vagaries of prison etiquette.
Lennie Godber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (568 words)
Lennie Godber was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge.
Godber is from Birmingham and has an O Level in geography (which Fletch claims was needed to find his way around Birmingham).
Godber also often came into conflict with the ever suspicious Mr Mackay, who appeared to find it very hard to believe that Lennie was not up to something.
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