Porridge. Fletch (Kevin Bishop). Copyright: BBC
Porridge

Porridge (2016)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Reinvention of the classic Ronnie Barker sitcom Porridge. Fletch's grandson, Fletch, is imprisoned for cyber crimes. Also features Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill, Mark Bonnar, Dominic Coleman, Jason Barnett and more.

Porridge. Image shows from L to R: Aziz (Harman Singh), Officer Braithwaite (Dominic Coleman), Joe Lotterby (Dave Hill), Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar), Fletch (Kevin Bishop), Shel (Jason Barnett). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016 - 2017
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill, Mark Bonnar, Dominic Coleman, Jason Barnett, Harman Singh, Harry Peacock, Ricky Grover and more
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director
Dominic Brigstocke
Producers
Richard Webb, Steven Canny, Tarquin Gotch and Lauriel Martin
Companies

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!

Additional details

Part of

Landmark Sitcom Season

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 28th August 2016 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7:00pm on Gold - Episode 6
  • Thursday 29th April 2021 at 12:20pm on Gold - Episode 6
  • Thursday 29th April 2021 at 9:00am on Gold - Episode 6

Recording details

  • Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)

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