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

Porridge (2016)

BBC One sitcom about life in prison. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2016 - 2017. Stars Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill, Mark Bonnar, Dominic Coleman and others.

Porridge. Image shows from L to R: Fletch (Kevin Bishop), Joe Lotterby (Dave Hill), Barry (Colin Hoult). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Go-Between

Fletch has taken to helping his fellow inmates with appeals, letters home to loved ones and the like. But when Barry's girlfriend comes to visit, things get complicated.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th October 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kevin Bishop Fletch
Dave Hill Joe Lotterby
Mark Bonnar Officer Meekie
Dominic Coleman Officer Braithwaite
Jason Barnett Shel
Harman Singh Aziz
Colin McFarlane Judge (Voice)
Guest cast
Colin Hoult Barry
Saira Choudhry Joanne
Steven Meo Owen
Naomi Cooper-Davis Harriet
Rory Gallagher Loomis
Sean Cernow Bluebeard
Amy Loughton Gwynneth
Joanne Dakin Arsonist's Mistress
Hylton Collins Jacko
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Richard Webb Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Tarquin Gotch Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Max Harris Composer


There's nothing wrong with old school

Joe reminisces about the good old day's of crime.

Featuring: Kevin Bishop (Fletch), Dave Hill (Joe Lotterby).


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