Porridge

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.

TitlePorridge
First Air DateSeptember 5th, 1974
Last Air DateMarch 25th, 1977
GenreComedy
NetworkBBC One
ProducerSydney Lotterby
Number of Seasons3 Seasons
Number of Episodes18 Episodes
Plot Keywordsprison, judge, england, theft, convict, warden, sitcom
Tony Osoba
Tony Osoba
McLaren
Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
Norman Stanley Fletcher
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Mr. Mackay
Sam Kelly
Sam Kelly
Warren
Richard Beckinsale
Richard Beckinsale
Lennie Godber
David Daker
David Daker
David Jason
David Jason
Blanco
Maurice Denham
Maurice Denham
Peter Vaughan
Peter Vaughan
Harry Grout
Ronald Lacey
Ronald Lacey