Porridge. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Mackay (Fulton Mackay), Fletcher (Ronnie Barker), Godber (Richard Beckinsale). Copyright: BBC.

Porridge (1973)

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about the inmates in a prison. 21 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 1973 - 1977. Stars Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde and others.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold today at 4:45pm.

Production Details

Part of

Seven Of One

Production company
Also known as
  • Seven Of One: Prisoner And Escort (Pilot)
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Max Harris. Introductory sentencing performed by Ronnie Barker.
Laugh track
Live audience

Location

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 1st April 1973 on BBC Two at 8:15pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 25th March 1977 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 3 Episode 1: Today at 4:45pm on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 11:25am on Gold
  3. Series 3 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 4pm on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 4:40pm on Gold
  5. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 1:15pm on Gold
  6. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 1:55pm on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 6:20pm on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday at 11:20am on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday at 5:55pm on Gold
  10. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday at 10:40am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday at 4:35pm on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 27th November at 11:35am on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 27th November at 5:20pm on Gold
  14. The Desperate Hours Episode 1: Wednesday 28th November at 12am on Yesterday
  15. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 28th November at 12pm on Gold
  16. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 28th November at 5:20pm on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 28th November at 9pm on Gold
  18. The Desperate Hours Episode 1: Wednesday 28th November at 10pm on Yesterday

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