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 1 is repeated on Yesterday tomorrow at 11pm.

Series 3, Episode 5 - A Test Of Character

Godber's History O Level exams are a few days away. Fletcher enlists the help of Warren and McLaren to steal the exam paper - if Godber is so determined to pass, Fletch's going to make sure he's well prepared before he enters the exam room.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 18th March 1977
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ronnie Barker Fletcher
    Richard Beckinsale Godber
    Fulton Mackay Mr. Mackay
    Brian Wilde Mr. Barrowclough
    Tony Osoba McLaren
    Sam Kelly Warren
    Guest cast
    Alun Armstrong Spraggon
    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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