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 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold today at 9am.

Series 3, Episode 1 - A Storm In A Teacup

Harris steals some pills from the Medical Officer, but manages to dispose of them when stopped by Mackay. Grouty is concerned the theft may lift the lid on his own thefts so ropes in Fletcher to replace the pills. Where will Fletcher find new medication before the end of the lunch hour?

Broadcast details

Friday 18th February 1977
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Christopher Biggins Lukewarm
Ronald Lacey Harris
Tony Osoba McLaren
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
Peter Vaughan Harry Grout
John Dair Crusher
John Moore Spider
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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