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Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 4: The Witness

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Dougie Parfitt wants Fletch to join his crew. But when Fletch tries to broker a peace with Dougie's arch-rival, things don't quite go to plan. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Governor Hallwood:
Pippa Haywood
Dougie Parfitt:
Harry Peacock
Officer Braithwaite:
Dominic Coleman
Officer Driscoll:
Amina Zia
Culhane:
Caolan Byrne
Caroline Hawley:
Felicity Montagu
Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin

Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 3: The Minder

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Fletch gets on the wrong side of a mysterious new inmate. Worse still, he gets a present he was not expecting - Scudds as a minder. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Governor Hallwood:
Pippa Haywood
Dougie Parfitt:
Harry Peacock
Officer Braithwaite:
Dominic Coleman
Dr Marsden:
Zahra Ahmadi
Officer Driscoll:
Amina Zia
Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin

The Great Detectives

Hercule Poirot and the Disappearing Novelist

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

With help from actor David Suchet, Nigel Williams profiles Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot and examines the author's sensational ten-day disappearance.

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Series 5

Episode 2: Wild About Gorillas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Kate, Peter's ex-wife who has moved in, suggests a trip to the zoo. Or will it be a hair-raising adventure? Show more

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Series 5

Episode 3: Jesus O'Rahilly

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sam, Peter and Kate go to salsa lessons for the over-60s. Outrageous and sometimes shocking fun, as they separate the sheep from the goats. Show more

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Series 5

Episode 4: Everybody's Doing It

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sam, addled by Kate and Peter's audible intimacy, finally decides on internet dating. Then a knock on the front door changes everything. Show more

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Series 5

Episode 5: Peter and Sam and Ed and Kate

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Peter is jealous of Sam's new partner Ed. He hatches an elaborate plan to make them break up. But will he succeed? Show more

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Series 5

Episode 6: Til Death Do Us Part

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Kate now questions her love for Peter. But she is not the only commitment-phobe. Can a visit to a psychiatrist sort out relationship woes? Show more

Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 2: The Cake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Prison bad boy Dougie Parfitt wants a favour and there is a new prison officer on the block, which spells double trouble for Fletch and his crew. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Braithwaite:
Dominic Coleman
Dougie Parfitt:
Harry Peacock
Officer Gemmell:
Moyo Akande
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Producer:
Richard Webb
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin

Drama

The Price of Oil

Looking for Billy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Every day, billions of barrels of oil are piped south from Alaska. A private detective investigates protests against the pipeline, but finds what oil did to the indigenous people. Show more

Arena

Harold Pinter - Part One: The Room

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Film biography looking at the famous playwright. Pinter's key theme, the room, is explored through the rooms in which he wrote his first series of plays. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Harold Pinter
Participant:
Henry Woolf
Participant:
Michael Billington
Participant:
Kenneth Cranham
Participant:
Peter Hall

Brand

Arena

Arena

The Dreams of William Golding

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

An insight into the private obsessions and insecurities of the author of Lord of the Flies. With contributions from his daughter and son and bestselling author Stephen King. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Director:
Adam Low
Participant:
Judy Golding
Participant:
David Golding
Participant:
John Carey
Participant:
John Gray
Participant:
Nigel Williams
Participant:
June Osborne
Participant:
Stephen King

Brand

Arena

Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 6: The Rift

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Fletch and his cellmate Joe are getting on each other's nerves. But it is at times like this that you really find out who your friends are. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Governor Hallwood:
Pippa Haywood
Officer Braithwaite:
Dominic Coleman
Culhane:
Caolan Byrne
Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin

Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 5: The Listener

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Depressed rock star Rob Strange arrives as an inmate at Wakeley. Fletch is tasked with keeping an eye on him, but events take an unexpected turn. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Governor Hallwood:
Pippa Haywood
Dr Marsden:
Zahra Ahmadi
Officer Driscoll:
Amina Zia
Culhane:
Caolan Byrne
Rob Strange:
Phil Cornwell
Producer:
Richard Webb
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin

Porridge (2017)

Series 1

Episode 1: The Go-Between

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 3 months

Sitcom. Fletch has taken to helping his fellow inmates with appeals, letters home and the like. But when Barry's girlfriend comes to visit, things get complicated. Show more

Contributors

Nigel Norman Fletcher:
Kevin Bishop
Joe Lotterby:
Dave Hill
Officer Meekie:
Mark Bonnar
Officer Braithwaite:
Dominic Coleman
Culhane:
Caolan Byrne
Gwyneth:
Amy Loughton
Bluebeard:
Sean Cernow
Arsonist's Mistress:
Joanne Dakin
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Tarquin Gotch
Producer:
Richard Webb
Production Manager:
Lauriel Martin