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Porridge

  • 1978
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama
  • Sitcom

Summary

The first series of the comedy, Fletcher is transported to prison by Mr Mackay and Mr Barrowclough, before helping new inmate Godber settle in. As events unfold, betting fever sweeps Slade Prison; Fletcher and Godber while away a long night; and Fletch and the other prison lags face a day of hard labour digging drains on a lonely stretch of moorland.

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Episode 2: The Hustler

Summary

Betting fever sweeps Slade Prison, but the stakes rise too high for some of the inmates, stretching honour among thieves to the limit. Vintage comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale

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Languages
English
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Credits

Cast

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Norman Stanley FletcherRonnie Barker
Mr BarracloughBrian Wilde
Mr MackayFulton Mackay
Lennie GodberRichard Beckinsale
HeslopBrian Glover
IvesKen Jones
LukewarmChristopher Biggins
EvansRay Dunbobbin
Mr AppletonGraham Ashley
Prison officerJohn Quarmby

Crew

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ProducerSydney Lotterby
WriterDick Clement
WriterIan La Frenais

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  • Episode 2

    The Hustler

    Summary

    Betting fever sweeps Slade Prison, but the stakes rise too high for some of the inmates, stretching honour among thieves to the limit. Vintage comedy, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Norman Stanley FletcherRonnie Barker
    Mr BarracloughBrian Wilde
    Mr MackayFulton Mackay
    Lennie GodberRichard Beckinsale
    HeslopBrian Glover
    IvesKen Jones
    LukewarmChristopher Biggins
    EvansRay Dunbobbin
    Mr AppletonGraham Ashley
    Prison officerJohn Quarmby

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerSydney Lotterby
    WriterDick Clement
    WriterIan La Frenais
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