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 on Wednesday at 11pm.

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: Wednesday at 11pm on Yesterday
  2. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  3. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday at 12:20am on Yesterday
  4. Series 2 Episode 4: Thursday at 9pm on Yesterday
  5. Series 2 Episode 5: Thursday at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  6. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  7. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday at 11pm on Yesterday
  8. Series 1 Episode 5: Thursday at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  9. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday at 12:20am on Yesterday
  10. Series 1 Episode 4: Friday at 9pm on YesterdayShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 5: Friday at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  12. Series 1 Episode 6: Friday at 10:20pm on Yesterday
  13. Series 2 Episode 7: Sunday at 7pm on Yesterday
  14. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th July at 11pm on Yesterday
  15. Series 3 Episode 2: Wednesday 4th July at 11:40pm on Yesterday
  16. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday 5th July at 12:20am on Yesterday
  17. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday 5th July at 9pm on Yesterday
  18. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 5th July at 9:40pm on Yesterday
  19. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday 5th July at 10:20pm on Yesterday

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