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 3 is repeated on Yesterday on Saturday at 8pm.

Series 2, Episode 4 - No Peace For The Wicked

It's Saturday afternoon and it's a beautiful day outside, but all Fletch wants is an uninterrupted afternoon in his cell with his dirty magazine. Unfortunately he has an endless stream of visitors, keen to divert his attentions in several other directions.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th November 1975
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 6th March 2021 at 8:40pm on Yesterday

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Michael Barrington Governor Venables
Tony Osoba McLaren
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
Paul McDowell Mr. Collinson
David Jason Blanco
Eric Dodson Mr. Banyard
Ivor Roberts Prison Visitor
Barbara New Prison Visitor
Geoffrey Greenhill Prison Visitor
Tony Aitken Chaplain
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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