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 3 is repeated on Gold today at 9:50am.

Series 3, Episode 3 - Rough Justice

Judge Rawley appears to be settling into life on remand, but a theft shows old prejudices haven't entirely been left behind. Fletch and his fellow prisoners soon learn that fair application of the law doesn't always give consistent results.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th March 1977
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ronnie Barker Fletcher
    Richard Beckinsale Godber
    Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
    Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
    Ronald Lacey Harris
    Tony Osoba McLaren
    Sam Kelly Warren
    Guest cast
    Maurice Denham Rawley
    Writing team
    Dick Clement Writer
    Ian La Frenais Writer
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    John Dunstan Editor
    Geoff Higgs Editor
    Tim Gleeson Production Designer
    Max Harris Composer

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