British Comedy Guide

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 2, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold today at 12:20pm.

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 2 Episode 6: Today at 12:20pm on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 6: Today at 8:40pm on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 9pm on Yesterday
  4. Series 1 Episode 2: Today at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  5. Series 1 Episode 3: Today at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  6. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday at 10:30am on Gold
  7. Series 3 Episode 5: Saturday at 11:05am on Gold
  8. Series 3 Episode 6: Saturday at 11:45am on Gold
  9. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday at 4:35pm on Gold
  10. Series 3 Episode 5: Saturday at 5:15pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 6: Saturday at 6pm on Gold
  12. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday at 12pm on Gold
  13. Series 2 Episode 7: Tuesday at 8:40pm on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday at 12:25pm on Gold
  15. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday at 8:40pm on Gold
  16. Series 1 Episode 4: Wednesday at 10:55pm on Yesterday
  17. Series 1 Episode 5: Wednesday at 11:35pm on Yesterday
  18. Series 1 Episode 6: Thursday 31st May at 12:15am on Yesterday
  19. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 31st May at 12:25pm on Gold
  20. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 31st May at 8:40pm on Gold
  21. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday 31st May at 9pm on Yesterday
  22. Series 1 Episode 5: Thursday 31st May at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  23. Series 1 Episode 6: Thursday 31st May at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  24. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 4th June at 12:20pm on Gold
  25. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 4th June at 8:40pm on Gold
  26. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 5th June at 12:20pm on Gold
  27. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 5th June at 8:40pm on Gold
  28. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 6th June at 12:20pm on Gold
  29. Series 2 Episode 1: Wednesday 6th June at 11pm on Yesterday
  30. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday 6th June at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  31. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 7th June at 12:20am on Yesterday
  32. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 7th June at 12:20pm on Gold
  33. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 7th June at 8:40pm on Gold
  34. Series 2 Episode 1: Thursday 7th June at 9pm on Yesterday
  35. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 7th June at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  36. Series 2 Episode 3: Thursday 7th June at 10:20pm on Yesterday

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