Comedy Connections. Copyright: BBC.

Comedy Connections

BBC Two and BBC One documentary. 47 episodes (6 series), 2003 - 2008. Features Julia Sawalha and Doon Mackichan.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Porridge

Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, director-producer Sydney Lotterby and members of the cast give the inside story of Porridge.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th June 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Julia Sawalha Narrator
Guest cast
Ronnie Barker Self
Christopher Biggins Self
Dick Clement Self
Ian La Frenais Self
James Gilbert Self
Sydney Lotterby Self
Sam Kelly Self
Tony Osoba Self
Patricia Brake Self
David Jason Self (Archive Material)
Writing team
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
Graeme Hart Director
Toby Stevens Series Producer
Mike Bolland Executive Producer
Lucy Bacon Creator

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