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Old 20-03-2012, 02:34 PM
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Rutty HMP manchester is also know by what other name ? Thats a handy one for you being from the godless Manchester.
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Old 20-03-2012, 02:37 PM
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Strangeways
Correct. It's looks a lovely place(as much as it can be) and nice entrance(I presume it was an entrance) and had a old school feel to it.
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Old 20-03-2012, 02:51 PM
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Correct. It's looks a lovely place(as much as it can be) and nice entrance(I presume it was an entrance) and had a old school feel to it.
The big wooden gates? That used to be the entrance but it isn't used any more.

I suppose the architecture is pretty special, but it's a grim desperate place inside. I worked in there, hated the place
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Old 20-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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The big wooden gates? That used to be the entrance but it isn't used any more.

I suppose the architecture is pretty special, but it's a grim desperate place inside. I worked in there, hated the place
Was Strangeways the setting for the TV comedy Porridge or was it a different prison? Can't remember now.
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Old 20-03-2012, 03:11 PM
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Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.
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Old 20-03-2012, 03:14 PM
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Was Strangeways the setting for the TV comedy Porridge or was it a different prison? Can't remember now.
No. I'm sure that was all a 'set' I think the outside scenes were filmed at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria but I could be wrong
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Old 20-03-2012, 03:17 PM
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No. I'm sure that was all a 'set' I think the outside scenes were filmed at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria but I could be wrong
And here I thought they were actors convicted of crimes and forced as part of their sentence to be filmed everyday and the footage broadcast to entertain the baying mob.
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Old 20-03-2012, 03:18 PM
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And here I thought they were actors convicted of crimes and forced as part of their sentence to be filmed everyday and the footage broadcast to entertain the baying mob.
Ha ha, the wings and landings are exactly like that though, it's very realistic
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Old 20-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Ha ha, the wings and landings are exactly like that though, it's very realistic
The wings in Landings in porridge had to have been filmed in a old prison, if it wasn't then the set builders back then deserve a medal as it was amazingly realistic
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Old 20-03-2012, 05:47 PM
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The wings in Landings in porridge had to have been filmed in a old prison, if it wasn't then the set builders back then deserve a medal as it was amazingly realistic
I'm sure I read somewhere it was a set, but I bound be wrong
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