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 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


  1. Monday 19th April 2021 at 9:00am on Gold
  2. Monday 19th April 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold
  3. Monday 19th 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
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

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