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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Monday 2nd August at 9:40am.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Just Desserts

Fletch has acquired an illicit tin of pineapple chunks, but they are stolen before he has the chance to enjoy them. It soon emerges that the pineapple chunks have surfaced in a rather unexpected place, while Godber attempts to nick him a replacement from the prison kitchen.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th October 1975
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Christopher Biggins Lukewarm
Tony Osoba McLaren
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
Graham Ashley Mr. Appleton
Ken Jones Ives
Eric Dodson Mr. Banyard
John Rudling Mr. Birchwood
Felix Bowness Gay Gordon
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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