Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker’s gone. In words of Flann O’Brien, his like will not be there again. Mark Lawson on one of the few performers who retired at the top of his career. The Sun has a bunch of memorable scripts, including this one from Porridge: FLETCH to Godber, who’s going to the canteen: “Can you get me a copy of The Sun . . . oh, and something to read.“. The Daily Telegraph has a compendium of tributes and memories from around the world.

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