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Porridge: The Desperate Hours


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by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais starring Ronnie Barker
featuring Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
with Richard Beckinsale and Dudley Sutton
also Sam Kelly, Tony Osoba, Ken Wynne, Michael Redfern, Michael Barrington, Jane Wenham


Writer: Dick Clement
Writer: Ian La Frenais
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Design: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Urwin: Dudley Sutton
Warren: Sam Kelly
McLaren: Tony Osoba
Keegan: Ken Wynne
Tulip: Michael Redfern
Governor: Michael Barrington
Secretary: Jane Wenham

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Porridge: The Desperate Hours

BBC One London, 24 December 1976 20.00

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
The Sunday Post: Porridge 22 May 2016

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