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Porridge (2016)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Movie 28 August 2016
Sequel to the classic sitcom set 40 years on from the original series. Nigel Norman Fletcher, grandson of Norman Stanley Fletcher, is sentenced to 5 years in prison for cyber-crimes and gets into more trouble once inside.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bishop ... Nigel Norman Fletcher
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Joe Lotterby
Mark Bonnar ... Officer Meekie
Dominic Coleman ... Officer Braithwaite
Ralph Ineson ... Richie Weeks
Ricky Grover ... Scudds
Jason Barnett ... Shel
Harman Singh Harman Singh ... Aziz
Zahra Ahmadi ... Dr. Tessa Marsden
Martin Trenaman ... Raymond Fletcher
Pippa Haywood ... Governor Hallwood
Colin McFarlane ... Judge
Joanne Mitchell ... Prosecuting Counsel
Edward Kagutuzi Edward Kagutuzi ... Skinny kid
Steve Marsh Steve Marsh ... Andy
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Fletch's grandson Nigel is sentenced to five years in Wakely prison for cyber crimes. Kindly officer Braithwaite does deals with him but his harsh Scots colleague Officer Meekie is rather more vindictive. Nigel is given a cell-mate, the elderly Joe, who, forty years earlier was a fellow inmate of his grandfather whilst wing daddy Weeksy wants Nigel to use his hacking skills to help his parole chances. When this fails to go to plan and the prison's whole computer system crashes Nigel is able to save the day for a grateful governor and get one over on Meekie. Written by don @ minifie-1

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28 August 2016 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Nigel Norman Fletcher is the second named grandson of Norman Stanley Fletcher to bear his grandfather's name, after Norman Godber, the son of Lennie and Ingrid in Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003). See more »

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Spun-off from 7 of 1: Prisoner and Escort (1973) See more »

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Of course THIS was the one they've made into a series
26 October 2016 | by studioATSee all my reviews

The BBC made these 'one off's' knowing full well that they'd commission a series of the one that did the best. And despite all that they've still opted to make a series of Porridge, despite it being a weak attempt to bring the once beloved show into the 21st Century.

Still Open All Hours I can live with, it's got the connection to Ronnie Barker through Sir David Jason. It's not great, but it's alright. This on the other hand was poor. I know it's got the same writers as before and that Kevin Bishop isn't without charm, but come on, can't the people who like this just buy the DVD's of the original instead.

I despair at the state of British comedy, I really do.


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