Porridge: Inside Out. Image shows from L to R: Tony Osoba, Sam Kelly, Christopher Biggins. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Porridge: Inside Out

Gold documentary about the sitcom Porridge. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Features Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Biggins, Sam Kelly and others.

Episode 1 is repeated on Friday at 8:30am.

Porridge: Inside Out. Image shows from L to R: Ian La Frenais, Dick Clement. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Porridge: Inside Out

Documentary series looking at classic BBC prison-set sitcom Porridge on its 40th anniversary

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2014
Channel
Gold
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Features
Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Biggins, Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba, Ian McShane, Barry Cryer, Kate Beckinsale and others
Director
Richard Dean
Producer
Lindsay Jex

Porridge: Inside Out will tell the real story behind the iconic BBC sitcom, from the pilot episode, through to the Christmas specials and the spin-off follow up, Going Straight.

In a TV exclusive, viewers will be taken on a tour of the pivotal places writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais visited during the creation and development of the series, including the pub where they first met, the prisons they researched, and the little known filming locations they used.

Specially commissioned graphics and 3D animation will help bring alive the corridors and cells of Slade prison, providing a unique glimpse of life on the inside.

Each episode will contain classic sketches alongside rare and unseen material from the archives of the writers and the BBC, as well as forgotten treasures and anecdotes from the remaining cast, crew, advisors, friends, family and genuine Porridge fans.

As part of the series, a handful of contemporary comedians will join together to create a celebrity fan club, where they will assess and analyse the impact that Porridge has had on British comedy. And in a series finale, Gold viewers will also be able to vote for their favourite moment, which will be exclusively revealed to both Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Porridge: The Inside Story (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st May 2014 on Gold at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 4th June 2014 on Gold at 8pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Friday at 8:30am on Gold