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

Porridge: Inside Out

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2014
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Documentary series looking at classic BBC prison-set sitcom Porridge on its 40th anniversary. Features Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Biggins, Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Sent Down

First of a three-part special giving a fascinating insight into one of the most-loved sitcoms of all time, with help from the show's creators, Clement and La Frenais.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st May 2014
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 21st May 2014 11:00pm Gold
Monday 26th May 2014 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th May 2014 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 7th September 2014 6:20pm Gold
Friday 12th September 2014 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 13th September 2014 12:25pm Gold
Wednesday 17th December 2014 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 11th January 2015 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 24th February 2015 7:40pm Gold
Friday 13th March 2015 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 14th July 2015 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th July 2015 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 13th September 2015 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th September 2015 12:25pm Gold
Tuesday 29th December 2015 6:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 7th February 2016 3:00pm Gold
Monday 4th April 2016 10:00pm Yesterday
Friday 8th April 2016 10:40pm Yesterday
Monday 26th December 2016 9:20pm Yesterday
Sunday 1st January 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Thursday 16th March 2017 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 1st April 2017 1:25pm Gold
Friday 2nd June 2017 9:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 10th October 2017 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 15th October 2017 9:40am Gold
Sunday 3rd February 2019 9:35am Gold
Saturday 9th February 2019 9:25am Gold
Friday 21st June 2019 8:30am Gold
Sunday 7th July 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Monday 8th July 2019 12:00am Yesterday
Saturday 10th August 2019 9:40am Gold
Sunday 6th October 2019 9:45am Gold
Saturday 12th October 2019 8:20am Gold
Sunday 7th June 2020 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 19th July 2020 7:05am Gold
Saturday 25th July 2020 7:00am Gold
Saturday 10th April 2021 8:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Dick Clement Self
Ian La Frenais Self
Christopher Biggins Self
Sam Kelly Self
Tony Osoba Self
Ian McShane Self
Barry Cryer Self
Kate Beckinsale Self
David Walliams Self
Sydney Lotterby Self
Eric Idle Self
Danny Cannon Self
Denise Welch Self
Kevin Whately Self
Josh Widdicombe Self
Judy Loe (as Judy Beckinsale) Self
Ronnie Barker Self (Archive Material)
Richard Beckinsale Self (Archive Material)
David Jason Narrator
Guest cast
Dudley Sutton Self
Ronnie Corbett Self
Keith Allen Self
Judith Jones Self
Clwyd Jones Self
Gareth Davies Self
Narelle Mills Self
Production team
Richard Dean Director
Lindsay Jex Director
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Tarquin Gotch Executive Producer
Lindsay Jex Producer
Alex Sutcliffe Editor

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