- 3 (1 series)
- Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Biggins, Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba, Ian McShane, Barry Cryer, Kate Beckinsale and others
- Richard Dean
- Lindsay Jex
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 companies
- Also known as
- Porridge: The Inside Story (Working title)
- Laugh track
- 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
- Series 1 Episode 1: Friday at 8:30am on Gold