Porridge - Production Details
"Ronnie Barker stars as Norman Stanley Fletcher, trying to keep his nose clean and guiding his young 'roomie' Godber, whilst residing in HMP Slade"
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|Comedy Type:||TV Sitcom|
|Alternate Names:||Seven Of One: Prisoner And Escort (Pilot)|
|Broadcast:||Sun 1st April 1973 - Fri 25th March 1977 (BBC1 / BBC2)|
|Episode Count:||21 (pilot + 3 series)|
|Production Company :||British Broadcasting Corporation|
|Filming Locations:||Pilot episode filmed on location in Wales.
The front gate is of the Main Gate House, of former St Albans Prison, Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The communal areas of the prison were filmed in a water tank at Ealing Studios.
External scenes were filmed at various London psychiatric hospitals.
Most of the other interior scenes, such as Fletcher's cell, were filmed at BBC Television Centre.|
|Soundtrack:||Theme tune composed by Max Harris. Introductory sentencing performed by Ronnie Barker.|
|Laugh Track:||YES, Live Audience|