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 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 8:40am.

Series 3, Episode 4 - Pardon Me

Blanco's parole hearing is imminent and it looks like he will be successful, but he's not happy. Convicted of killing his wife, he's always denied he committed the crime. Why should he accept the parole board's decision that he's done his time and paid his penance when he's innocent?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 11th March 1977
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Fletcher
Richard Beckinsale Godber
Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
Michael Barrington Governor Venables
Christopher Biggins Lukewarm
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
David Jason Blanco
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
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