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Porridge

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 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 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

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 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

Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

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