Porridge. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Mackay (Fulton Mackay), Fletcher (Ronnie Barker), Godber (Richard Beckinsale). Copyright: BBC
Porridge

Porridge (1973)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1973 - 1977
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Ronnie Barker stars as Norman Stanley Fletcher, trying to keep his nose clean and guiding his young 'roomie' Godber, whilst residing in HMP Slade. Stars Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Michael Barrington and more.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - Poetic Justice

An old acquaintance of Fletcher's becomes the third occupant of the cell: the judge who sentenced him to five years! Initial resentment fades, and Fletcher decides that an old school friend of the Governor's could prove very useful. However, not all his fellow prisoners are as enlightened.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 25th February 1977
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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Cast & crew

Cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Michael Barrington Governor Venables
Ronald Lacey Harris
Tony Osoba McLaren
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
Paul McDowell Mr. Collinson
Maurice Denham Rawley
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
John Dunstan Editor
Howard Dell Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Max Harris Composer

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