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.

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Prisoner And Escort

It's New Years Eve, and Norman Stanley Fletcher is escorted from London to Slade Prison in the far North of England to begin a five-year sentence for stealing a lorry. But it's a long journey from London to HMP Slade - can Fletch escape his escort?

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 1st April 1973
Time
8:15pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Guest cast
Hamish Roughead Police Officer
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
James Gilbert Executive Producer
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