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 3, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 6pm.

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

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    Cast & crew

    Regular 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
    Gerry Scott Production Designer
    Max Harris Composer

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