Porridge. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Mackay (Fulton Mackay), Fletcher (Ronnie Barker), Godber (Richard Beckinsale). Copyright: BBC
Porridge

Porridge (1973)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1973 - 1977
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Ronnie Barker stars as Norman Stanley Fletcher, trying to keep his nose clean and guiding his young 'roomie' Godber, whilst residing in HMP Slade. Stars Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Michael Barrington and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4 - A Day Out

Fletcher and Godber join MacKay and Barrowclough's work party, digging drainage ditches for the council. When MacKay calls into the village, the party take advantage of Barrowclough's easygoing nature, but get more than they bargained for after taking shelter from the elements in a church.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 26th September 1974
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 9th July 2022 at 10:35pm on Yesterday

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Sunday 25th April 2010 5:30pm BBC2
Sunday 15th May 2011 7:40pm Gold
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Thursday 17th February 2022 8:00am Gold
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Saturday 30th April 2022 11:20pm Yesterday

Cast & crew

Cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Guest cast
Ken Jones Ives
Paul Angelis Navy Rum
Philip Jackson Melvin Bottomley (Dylan)
Robert Gillespie Vicar
John Rutland Verger
Johnny Wade Scrounger
Arnold Peters Chief Prison Officer
Ralph Watson Landlord
Peggy Mason Nurse
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ray Millichope Editor
Max Harris Composer
Gerry Scott Production Designer

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