Porridge

Porridge

Sep. 05, 1974
Country:
Duration: 45 min/episode
Rated: TV-14
Status: Ended

Seasons and episodes

3Series 3Feb. 18, 1977
2Series 2Oct. 24, 1975
1Series 1Sep. 05, 1974

Creator

Cast

Tony Osoba
McLaren
Ronnie Barker
Norman Stanley Fletcher
Fulton Mackay
Mr. Mackay
Sam Kelly
Warren
Richard Beckinsale
Lennie Godber
Peter Vaughan
Harry Grout

Synopsis

Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons. The series was followed by a 1978 sequel, Going Straight, which established that Fletcher would not be going back to prison again. Porridge was voted number seven in a 2004 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British sitcoms.

Porridge
Porridge
Porridge
Original titlePorridge
First air dateSep. 05, 1974
Last air dateMar. 25, 1977
Seasons3
Episodes18
IMDb Rating8.25 810 votes
TMDb Rating8.236 votes

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