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 6 is repeated on Gold today at 7pm.

Series 2, Episode 6 - The Harder They Fall

Godber has reached the inter-wing boxing tournament finals and is a favourite to win. However, for Grouty's gambling syndicate, the opportunity to make a profit outweighs any concern for following the Marquess of Queensberry rules.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th November 1975
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 7:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Guest cast
Peter Vaughan Harry Grout
Cyril Shaps Jackdaw
Roy Sampson PT Instructor
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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