Clarence is a 1988 BBC situation comedy starring Ronnie Barker and Josephine Tewson, written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonym "Bob Ferris" as an acknowledgement to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, creators of Porridge. It was Barker's final sitcom appearance before his retirement. Only one series of Clarence was made, which is now available on DVD. The series is also available in Region 4 Australia with the same cover art. The house of Jane Travers, which inspired the opening titles, is located on Malvern Road in Cheltenham

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  • Clarence is a 1988 BBC situation comedy starring Ronnie Barker and Josephine Tewson, written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonym "Bob Ferris" as an acknowledgement to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, creators of Porridge. It was Barker's final sitcom appearance before his retirement. Barker had previously faced some criticism over his employment of a stammer for comedic effect in Open All Hours. However, the slapstick potential of a short-sighted furniture shifter must have seemed irresistible. The series was inspired by "The Removals Person" by Hugh Leonard, an episode in the 1971 LWT comedy anthology series, Six Dates With Barker. The pilot episode has the same plot and a very similar script, even to the extent of Tewson reprising her earlier role. The only significant difference is that in "The Removals Person" Barker's character is named Fred. Only one series of Clarence was made, which is now available on DVD. The series is also available in Region 4 Australia with the same cover art. The house of Jane Travers, which inspired the opening titles, is located on Malvern Road in Cheltenham (en)
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  • Clarence and Travers continue their trial period living together before deciding on marriage. Money is getting short and Clarence is forced to the labour exchange to find work.
  • Travers is determined not to rush into marriage with Clarence. As they settle into their cottage in the Oxfordshire countryside she decides that keeping chickens might be a good idea. Clarence sets about rebuilding the run.
  • Clarence is beginning to get frustrated, not only by the bolster which separates him and Travers in bed, but by her lack of decision about marriage. They both find work at a big house in the village and Clarence decides on a walk in the country.
  • Clarence and Travers continue their trial period living together in the Oxfordshire countryside. A chance meeting with the vicar's wife opens up new opportunities for Clarence to test his removal skills..
  • After a marriage proposal from Clarence, Travers decides it may be advisable to have a trial period living together first. They leave London for the Oxfordshire countryside. .
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  • Clarence is a 1988 BBC situation comedy starring Ronnie Barker and Josephine Tewson, written by Ronnie Barker under the pseudonym "Bob Ferris" as an acknowledgement to Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, creators of Porridge. It was Barker's final sitcom appearance before his retirement. Only one series of Clarence was made, which is now available on DVD. The series is also available in Region 4 Australia with the same cover art. The house of Jane Travers, which inspired the opening titles, is located on Malvern Road in Cheltenham (en)
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