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  • Blanco Webb was a character in the BBC sitcom Porridge played by David Jason. Unusually for Jason, who was, at the time, in his thirties, Blanco is a very old man. Blanco is also a close friend of Fletcher. Blanco was imprisoned for murdering his wife. He featured heavily in the episode Happy Release where he and Fletch are in adjacent beds in the prison hospital, Fletch having broken his foot and Blanco having been diagnosed with a "tired heart". Also in the hospital is Norris, who is considered "scum" even by the other inmates, who had managed to con Blanco out of his only possessions: an antique silver snuff box, a Japanese wireless radio, and a musical box that played Waltzing Matilda when opened. Fletch manages to reacquire Blanco's possessions with the aid of Godber's help, and manages to get Norris, who had just been released, re-arrested after only one day by tricking him into trying to dig for "treasure" underneath the pitch of Leeds United. Throughout his lengthy prison sentence Blanco continued to profess his innocence, and when parole was granted he refused, preferring the prospect of dying in prison to that of admitting guilt.