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 6 - Final Stretch

Godber's case is coming up before the parole board, and with his clean record and his O Levels, he's sure to sail through it. Unless his feud with Jarvis - all brawn but little brain - escalates. Can he turn the other cheek, or has a man got to do what a man's got to do?

Broadcast details

Friday 25th March 1977
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 9:00am on Gold
  2. Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold
  3. Thursday 22nd 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
Sam Kelly Warren
Guest cast
David Daker Jarvis
Patricia Brake Ingrid Fletcher
John Dair Crusher
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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