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Porterhouse Blue. Skullion (David Jason). Copyright: Carnival Films
Porterhouse Blue

Porterhouse Blue

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 1987
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comedy set in a crusty Cambridge college challenged by change. Stars David Jason, Ian Richardson, John Sessions, Paul Rogers, John Woodnutt and more.

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Porterhouse Blue. Image shows from L to R: Sir Godber Evans (Ian Richardson), Skullion (David Jason). Copyright: Picture Partnership Productions

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1987
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Creator
Tom Sharpe
Stars
David Jason, Ian Richardson, John Sessions, Paul Rogers, John Woodnutt, Harold Innocent, Paula Jacobs, Barbara Jefford and more
Writers
Tom Sharpe and Malcolm Bradbury
Director
Robert Knights
Producer
Brian Eastman
Company

Welcome to fictional Cambridge college Porterhouse, noted for its rowing, its ancient traditions, its feasting, its crusty fellows and for the dismal academic standards of its students.

Porterhouse is the domain of its irascible head porter, Skullion. Like generations of Skullions before him, he has spent 45 years in proprietorial subservience to Fellows and students alike.

But this established order is shaken to its roots when a new Master takes control and attempts to instigate the most radical changes: contraceptive dispensers, women students, a canteen.

Skullion and the Fellows, led by the Dean, are determined that things must not change. But events take a number of unexpected turns...

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Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 3rd June 1987 at 9pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 18th June 2020 at 7:35am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Monday 15th June 2020 at 7:15am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Monday 15th June 2020 at 2:50am on Gold - Episode 4

Recording details

  • Apethorpe Palace

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