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Series 1

Episode 5: Ways and Means

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 2 months

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 2: The Hustler

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 2 months

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

Dad's Army

Series 6

We Know Our Onions

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

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

Dad's Army

Series 9

Episode 4: The Miser's Hoard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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, 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

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Porridge

Series 2

Episode 4: No Peace for the Wicked

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 2 months

Fletch is furious when he can't get any peace inside Slade Prison. MacKay shows visitors around the jail.

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Banyard:
Eric Dodson

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 1: A Storm in a Teacup

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 2 months

Sitcom set in Slade Prison. Fletcher inadvertently becomes involved in the murky world of drugs.

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Harry Grout:
Peter Vaughan
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 6: Men without Women

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 2 months

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 1

Episode 1: New Faces, Old Hands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 2 months

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 2

Episode 3: Disturbing the Peace

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 2 months

With MacKay away, Slade prison will become a place of rest. "After all, Barrowclough doesn't exactly rule with a rod of iron."

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr MacKay:
Fulton Mackay
Mr Wainwright:
Peter Jeffrey
Williams:
Philip Madoc
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Secretary:
Madge Hindle

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 4: Pardon Me

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

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

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 5 months

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

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 2: Poetic Justice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Classic comedy series. Fletcher is incensed when a third cellmate arrives, and to add insult to injury, he turns out to be one of his old enemies. Show more

Contributors

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 6: The Harder They Fall

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

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
Distributor:
BBC Worldwide

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 3: Rough Justice

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 2 months

Classic comedy series about the inmates of HM Slade Prison. Fletcher decides that Harris must be put on trial for stealing from another prisoner. Show more

Contributors

Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough:
Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay:
Fulton Mackay
Judge Rawley:
Maurice Denham
Warren:
Sam Kelly
McLaren:
Tony Osoba
Mr Collison:
Paul McDowell

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 6: Final Stretch

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

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 Scotland

Available for 2 months

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 Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

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