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 Yesterday tomorrow at 11pm.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Happy Release

Fletch arrives in the prison hospital with a broken ankle to find that old man Blanco has lost his treasured possessions to soon-to-be-released Norris. Worried he's nearing death, Blanco offers Fletch his last item: a map...

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 21st November 1975
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ronnie Barker Fletcher
    Richard Beckinsale Godber
    Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
    Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
    Guest cast
    Paul McDowell Mr. Collinson
    David Jason Blanco
    Colin Farrell Norris
    Terence Soall Medical Officer
    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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