Programme Index

Discover 10,100,220 listings and 230,971 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 19 of 19 for your search filters
Filter by channel

Porridge

Series 1

Episode 3: A Night In

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Classic comedy series. Fletch and Godber reconcile themselves to a quiet evening in at Slade prison.

Contributors

Norman Stanley Fletcher:
Ronnie Barker
Lennie Godber:
Richard Beckinsale
Mr Collinson:
Paul McDowell
Prison Warden:
Steve Ismay

Porridge

Series 2

Episode 2: Heartbreak Hotel

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

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 3

Episode 5: A Test of Character

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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

Series 1

Episode 2: The Hustler

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 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

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 7 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 2

Episode 5: Happy Release

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

A spell in the prison hospital is not as restful as Fletcher hoped, after he finds himself sharing a ward with Blanco.

Contributors

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 2: Poetic Justice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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

Christmas Special: No Way Out

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 7 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

Porridge

Series 3

Episode 3: Rough Justice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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 7 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 1: A Storm in a Teacup

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 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 2

Episode 1: Just Desserts

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

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 1

Episode 5: Ways and Means

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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 1: New Faces, Old Hands

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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 7 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 1

Episode 4: A Day Out

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

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 3

Episode 4: Pardon Me

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 7 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

Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 7 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

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 days

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