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.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - Heartbreak Hotel

Being on the inside doesn't stop Godber romancing his fiancée, Denise, although events on the outside ensure the path of true love doesn't run smoothly. An unexpected letter leads to Godber having to explain his actions to the governor, but are there blue skies on the horizon?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 31st October 1975
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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Cast & crew

Cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Guest cast
Patricia Brake Ingrid Fletcher
Maggie Flint Mrs. Godber
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Ray Millichope Editor
Jon Pusey Production Designer
Max Harris Composer

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