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.

The Desperate Hours is repeated on Gold on Thursday at 1:35pm.

The Desperate Hours

Hauled in front of the governor after being caught with illicit Christmas booze, Fletcher and Godber become embroiled in Urwin's escape bid as he holds Mr Barrowclough and the governor's secretary hostage.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th December 1976
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
40 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 1:35pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Michael Barrington Governor Venables
Tony Osoba McLaren
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
Michael Redfern Tulip
Dudley Sutton Reg Urwin
Jane Wenham Mrs. Jamieson
Ken Wynne Keegan
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
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