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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Series 1, Episode 3 - A Night In

Godber moves into the bottom bunk in Fletcher's cell. Unable to sleep, the two spend the night discussing their hopes, fears, and the lives they left outside.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 19th September 1974
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Guest cast
Paul McDowell Mr. Collinson
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
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