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 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
    Tim Gleeson Production Designer
    Max Harris Composer

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