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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 4 is repeated on Yesterday today at 9pm.

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 4: Today at 9pm on Yesterday
  2. Series 2 Episode 5: Today at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  3. Series 2 Episode 6: Today at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  4. Series 3 Episode 1: Tuesday at 11pm on Yesterday
  5. Series 3 Episode 2: Tuesday at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  6. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday 2nd May at 12:20am on Yesterday
  7. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 2nd May at 9pm on Yesterday
  8. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 2nd May at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  9. Series 3 Episode 3: Wednesday 2nd May at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  10. Series 1 Episode 1: Tuesday 8th May at 1:40pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 1: Tuesday 8th May at 8:40pm on Gold
  12. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 8th May at 11pm on Yesterday
  13. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 8th May at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  14. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 9th May at 12:20am on Yesterday
  15. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday 9th May at 1:40pm on Gold
  16. Series 1 Episode 2: Wednesday 9th May at 8:40pm on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 4: Wednesday 9th May at 9pm on Yesterday
  18. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 9th May at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  19. Series 3 Episode 6: Wednesday 9th May at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  20. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday 10th May at 1:40pm on Gold
  21. Series 1 Episode 3: Thursday 10th May at 8:40pm on Gold

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