When new prison officer Beale (Christopher Godwin) suggests that Slade Prison set up an inmates versus celebrities football match, Fletcher (Ronnie Barker) becomes the prison team's manager. The match proves the ideal situation for newly arrived violent armed robber Oakes (Barrie Rutter) to escape. The escape is arranged by Grouty (Peter Vaughan), the prison's Mr. Big, who forces Fletcher to put Oakes in the prison team.
The celebrity team arrive in a coach and during the match Oakes feigns an injury and is taken to the changing rooms where he meets an accomplice, the driver of the coach. They then exchange clothes and Oakes ties the coach driver up. Shortly after Godber (Richard Beckinsale) is concussed and Fletch takes him to the changing rooms. Oakes forces Fletcher and Godber into the coach's luggage compartment at gunpoint and drives out of the prison on the pretext of topping up the fuel.
Oakes meets further accomplices and all three then drive off in another vehicle. The escape is detected but Fletch says he doesn't want to be out as both he and Godber only have a short amount of time to serve. Oakes releases them and Godber and Fletch manage to get back to the coach, which is about to be driven back to the prison. At the prison both convicts slip out of the coach and smuggle themselves in the prison officers' club's store cupboard where they are later found, drunk.
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