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Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 4: The Miser's Hoard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Frazer keeps his savings in gold sovereigns. Mainwaring thinks the money should be in a safe place, such as a bank - his bank.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
ARP Warden:
Bill Pertwee
Private Walker:
James Beck
Dr McCeavedy:
Fulton Mackay
Private Sponge:
Colin Bean
Producer:
David Croft

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Screen version of the classic television comedy about habitual prison inmate Norman Stanley Fletcher and his cellmate Lennie Godber. Show more

Dad's Army

Series 6

We Know Our Onions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic wartime sitcom. Mainwaring and the platoon take part in a Home Guard efficiency test using Jones's van, which happens to be full of onions.

Contributors

Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
Private Godfrey:
Arnold Ridley
ARP Warden Hodges:
Bill Pertwee
Private Walker:
James Beck
Captain Ramsey:
Fulton Mackay
Producer:
David Croft

Porridge

Episode 2: Prisoner and Escort

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

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Pilot episode that became the classic comedy series Porridge. For Fletcher, the prospect of studying woodwork and botany in prison provokes thoughts of escape. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Director:
James Gilbert

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ALBALatest broadcast: on BBC ALBA

Drama èibhinn. Tha an riaghaltas a' ceisneachadh carson nach fhaigh iad cìsean a coimhearsnachd Gaidhealach. Comedy. Hebridean villagers refuse to pay their road tax. Show more

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A bingo caller in a seedy Liverpool nightclub envisages himself as a tough private eye, so he places an advertisement seeking work. Starring Albert Finney and Billie Whitelaw. Show more

Contributors

Eddie Ginley:
Albert Finney
William:
Frank Finlay
Mrs Blankerscoon:
Janice Rule
Producer:
David Barber

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 1: New Faces, Old Hands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic sitcom set in Slade Prison. Veteran inmate Norman Stanley Fletcher gives the benefit of his experience to his green young cellmate Godber.

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Medical Officer:
John Bennett

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 4: A Day Out

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic comedy series. When Fletcher and Godber are allowed out in a work gang, Mr Barrowclough gets more than he bargained for.

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Mackay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Navyrum:
Paul Angelis
Landlord:
Ralph Watson
Chief Prison Officer:
Arnold Peters
Scrounger:
Johnny Wade

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 5: Ways and Means

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Fletcher is desperate to get away from making fishing nets - but how will he persuade the prison authorities to transfer him to the library?

Contributors

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 6: Men without Women

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic comedy series set in HM Prison Slade. When Fletcher assumes the role of agony aunt to his fellow inmates, he ends up writing letters home for them.

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 1: Just Desserts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic comedy series. The inmates of Slade Prison are horrified to discover there is a thief in their midst - a despicable crime against one's fellow inmates. Show more

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Mackay:
Fulton Mackay
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Mr Banyard:
Eric Dodson
Mr Appleton:
Graham Ashley

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 2: Heartbreak Hotel

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic prison comedy. The problems of an anxious father and a pining first offender are solved in the prison waiting room. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mrs Godber:
Maggie Flint

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 6: The Harder They Fall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Classic prison-set sitcom. Godber takes up boxing and enters the prison championships, but someone wants him to come a cropper.

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Mr Mackay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Jackdaw:
Cyril Shaps
PT Instructor:
Roy Sampson
Billy Moffatt:
Willy Bowman
Crusher:
John Dair

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 4: Pardon Me

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic prison-set sitcom. Blanco, who has been in prison for 17 years for a crime he always claimed he didn't commit, refuses parole. Fletcher decides to help out. Show more

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 6: Final Stretch

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom set in Slade prison. Fletch has to help Godber out after he gets involved in a fight a week before his parole board hearing.

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Warren:
Sam Kelly
Ingrid Fletcher:
Patricia Brake

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 5: A Test of Character

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sitcom. When Godber starts working hard to get another O level before leaving prison, Fletcher cannot understand why he doesn't just cheat. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barraclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba

Porridge

Christmas Special: No Way Out

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Christmas special of the classic sitcom from 1975. The festive season falls upon HMP Slade and finds the inmates planning a jailbreak. Show more

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Warren:
Sam Kelly
Prison Doctor:
Graham Crowden

Porridge

Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Classic sitcom. Fletcher plans to add a bit of Christmas spirit to the festive season at Slade Prison in the form of his very own homemade liquor. Show more

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Reg Urwin:
Dudley Sutton
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Keegan:
Ken Wynne
Governor Venables:
Michael Barrington
Mrs Jamieson:
Jane Wenham

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 2: The Hustler

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic prison sitcom. Fletcher gets a permanent job with the pigs on the prison farm and dreams up a novel way to relieve the boredom of prison life. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barraclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Appleton:
Graham Ashley
Prison Officer:
John Quarnby