- 2016 - 2017
- BBC One
- 7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
- Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill, Mark Bonnar, Dominic Coleman, Jason Barnett, Harman Singh, Harry Peacock, Ricky Grover and more
- Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
- Dominic Brigstocke
- Richard Webb, Steven Canny, Tarquin Gotch and Lauriel Martin
Porridge, the classic prison sitcom, returns nearly 40 years after Norman Stanley Fletcher served his time.
Fletch's grandson, also known as Fletch, is imprisoned for a series of cyber-crimes and finds himself sharing a cell with a former inmate of his grandfather's, Joe Lotterby. Watching over them are guards Meekie: a dour, mealy-mouthed Scot with an extremely suspicious nature; and Braithwaite: easily manipulated, but still not to be pushed too far.
Also inside are Shel and Aziz, with whom Fletch quickly becomes friends, and prison bad-boy Richie Weeks, whom he tries his best to stay in the good books of - lest he fall foul of Weeks's psychotic handyman, Scudds!
- Part of
- Camera set-up
- First broadcast
- Sunday 28th August 2016 at 9:30pm on BBC One
- Most recent repeats
- Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)