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 today at 11pm.

Series 2 - No Way Out

Fletcher plans to spend Christmas in hospital to avoid being press-ganged into Grouty's latest scheme to spring a fellow prisoner. His plan backfires when Grouty finds out about his upcoming civilian hospital appointment and gives him a vital role in proceedings.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 24th December 1975
Time
8:25pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
45 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ronnie Barker Fletcher
    Richard Beckinsale Godber
    Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
    Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
    Christopher Biggins Lukewarm
    Sam Kelly Warren
    Guest cast
    Peter Vaughan Harry Grout
    Graham Crowden Prison Doctor
    Elisabeth Day Nurse
    Carol Hawkins Sandra
    Writing team
    Dick Clement Writer
    Ian La Frenais Writer
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    Ray Millichope Editor
    Tim Gleeson Production Designer
    Max Harris Composer

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