Having been instrumental in reforming 'young Godber', Fletcher is seen as the perfect antidote to radicalism and the lack of good comedies on BBC1. Although himself an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, Fletcher is strictly non-religious and is opposed to any forms of intimidation, specifically in the form of 'genial' Harry Grout.
Justice Secretary Liz Truss said the newly created Slade Prison will house a plethora of wise-cracking petty criminals, designed to have a humanising effect on terrorists and the stern countenance of Mr. Mackay. A spokeswoman said: 'Doing porridge is like being in a situation comedy - it's a bit of a giggle, it's only half an hour long and no one rapes you in the shower. Radicalized young men just need the steadying influence of one of the two Ronnies - Corbett or Kray'.
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