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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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Dominic Brigstocke
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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 Jason Barnett ... Shel
Harman Singh ... Aziz
Zahra Ahmadi ... Dr. Tessa Marsden
Martin Trenaman ... Raymond Fletcher
Pippa Haywood 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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English

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28 August 2016 (UK) See more »

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One of four sitcoms to be revived for the BBC sitcom season. See more »

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Spun-off from Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher (2003) See more »

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Much better than I had expected!
29 August 2016 | by bravieSee all my reviews

I'm not a huge fan of the original but I do enjoy it, so I was prepared not to like this resurrected version. But I was pleasantly surprised: a good story-line and likable characters. Yes, many of them seemed to be updated versions of those from the original but that just added to the fun. I could easily picture Mackay and Barraclough in place of Meekie and Braithwaite, and Harry Grout instead of Richie Weeks. However the one character we had seen before was recast. Fletch's dad (the original Fletcher's son) was seen in the sequel, 'Going Straight', where he was played by a young unknown actor called Nicholas Lyndhurst. Whatever happened to him?


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