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.

Episode 1 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 2:20pm.

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

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Cake

Prison bad boy Dougie Parfitt wants a favour and there is a new prison officer on the block, which spells double trouble for Fletch and his crew.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th October 2017
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 2:20pm on Gold
  2. Wednesday 1st April 2020 at 1:00pm on Gold

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
Harry Peacock Dougie Parfitt
Ricky Grover Scudds
Colin McFarlane Judge (Voice)
Guest cast
Moyo Akande (as Moyo Okande) Officer Gemmell
Jan Anderson Sharon
Ben Clark Luke
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

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