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Ronnie Barker, 1929-2005 my all time comedy hero. An absolute genius. Not ashamed to say I cried when I heard of his passing. Reminds me of me dad

Ronnie Barker, my all time comedy hero. An absolute genius. Not ashamed to say I cried when I heard of his passing. Reminds me of me dad

Open all Hours ~ Adore Ronnie Barker as Arkwright

Arkwright - Open All Hours - Top 10 Comedy Characters - Pictures - Tvradio - Virgin Media

Ronnie Barker. Porridge 'Born Free... 'till somebody caught me...' , Open All Hours 'Sausage Roll?' 'I shouldn't at all be surprised...' and the Two Ronnies 'Latest on the bullion robbery: At Wansforth Police Station, a man who's as deaf as a post, and doesn't speak English, with a terrible stutter, bad breath and squeaky shoes, is not helping the police with their inquiries one little bit...'

REMEMBERING RONNIE BARKER BY RICHARD WEBBER

Ronnie Barker - Porridge, wonderful memories of a fantastic cast: Barker, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale et al.

A comedy set in a prison!Starring Ronnie Barker, as the lovable rogue, Fletcher. A wonderful fantastic cast: Barker, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale et al.

TV Times's unseen portraits of celebrities – in pictures

TV Times's unseen portraits of celebrities – in pictures

Previously unseen and undated images of Ronnie Barker, Liza Minnelli and Woody Allen have been released after they were unearthed in an archive

Enjoying a cosy night in watching the Porridge Christmas Specials with Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale

Enjoy a cosy night in or style with classic British Christmas specials on DVD including Morecambe & Wise, Steptoe & Son, The Two Ronnies, Only Fools & Horses, Carry On Christmas and many more.

OPEN ALL HOURS. Set in a small grocer's shop, in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville Arkwright (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life. Across the road lives Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), a nurse occupied by her professional rounds and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures.

Open All Hours: Ronnie Barker as Arkwright with his assistant, Granville (David Jason) and buxom Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron)

Naff is said to be an acronym of "not available for fornication" although another " f " word was probably used. It was probably used to alert someone that a third party should not be openly approached as a potential partner. Thus the adjective naff effectively means worthless or futile. The phrase "naff off" was later popularised by the sitcom "Porridge". It was used to replace what would have been more colourful language used in a prison.

Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay in Porridge, brilliant prison sitcom

RONNIE BARKER Second Left  British Actor and Writer  Pictured with Left to Right-  DAVID MAYBRICK  CHARLOTTE BARKER  DAVID STERNE  The cast of Ronnies first ever play Mum which is showi - stock image

RONNIE BARKER Second Left British Actor and Writer Pictured with Left to Right- DAVID MAYBRICK CHARLOTTE BARKER DAVID STERNE The cast of Ronnies first ever play Mum which is showi - stock image

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing - Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker a comedy genius, fantastic actor and a lovely man. With Ronnie Corbett their Two Ronnies TV Show was one of my favourite all time show : RIP Ronnie Barker sadly missed.

Ronnie Barker 1929-2005  "The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on."

Ronnie Barker "The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on.

Happened Today— Ronnie Barker idd October 3, 2005. In Memorial of (Ronnie Barker). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Happened Today— Ronnie Barker idd October In Memorial of (Ronnie Barker).

Ronnie Barker. Comedy.

BBC One O'Clock News on the death of Ronnie Barker from October 2005