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 is repeated on Yesterday on Tuesday at 10:50pm.

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

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 11:30pm on Yesterday
  2. Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 9:40pm on Yesterday

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Cast & crew

Regular 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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