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Porridge 

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.
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3   2   1  
1977   1976   1975   1974  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ronnie Barker ...  Norman Stanley Fletcher 20 episodes, 1974-1977
Brian Wilde ...  Mr. Barrowclough 19 episodes, 1974-1977
Fulton Mackay ...  Mr. Mackay 19 episodes, 1974-1977
Richard Beckinsale ...  Lennie Godber 17 episodes, 1974-1977
Sam Kelly ...  Warren 12 episodes, 1974-1977
Tony Osoba ...  McLaren 9 episodes, 1974-1977
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Storyline

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 strict 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.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Fletch's roommate is Leonard Arthur Godber. His initials form the word LAG, which is British slang for a prisoner. See more »

Quotes

Fletch: When Harry Grout asks a favour of you, it is on the express understanding that favour gets done. Otherwise he takes it as a personal insult, and send round a henchman to mete out dire retribution. From Crusher With Love!
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The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played. See more »

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One of the best sit-coms ever
9 December 2002 | by The_Godfather_See all my reviews

This show is without a doubt one of the funniest comedies ever made and it easily passes the test of time because the jokes do not date. The funniest line has to be this sequence between McKay (the head guard) and Fletcher. McKay: "Just don't let me catch you cheating" Fletcher: "I won't" McKay: "You won't what?" Fletcher: "I won't let you catch me!"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Porridge See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(19 episodes) | (1 episode) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono | DTS (1.1 Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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