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Porridge

UK, English, 30 mins

  • Director: Sydney Lotterby
  • Writer: Dick Clement; Ian La Frenais
  • Producer: Sydney Lotterby

CGiii Comment

Sadly, only 20 episodes were made...of this superior sitcom.
 
Set in a prison - all the nuances are there...clever, funny and timeless.
 

 
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The(ir) Blurb...

Norman Stanley Fletcher is sentenced to 5 years at her Majesty's pleasure at HM prison Slade in darkest Cumbria. His naive cell mate Lenny Godber needs to learn the ropes, skives and scams and evil prison officer Mr.Mackay tries to run the prison his own way. And then there's Mr.Barroclough who is just too weak willed to have his good nature exploited.

Cast & Characters

Ronnie Barker as Norman Stanley Fletcher;
Brian Wilde as Mr. Barrowclough;
Fulton Mackay as Mr. Mackay;
Richard Beckinsale as Lennie Godber;
Sam Kelly as Warren;
Tony Osoba as McLaren

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