Porridge is a British sitcom first broadcast on BBC One from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge (released under the title Doing Time in the United States). Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.

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  • Porridge is a British sitcom first broadcast on BBC One from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge (released under the title Doing Time in the United States). Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons. Porridge was critically acclaimed and is widely considered to be one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time. The series was followed by a 1978 sequel, Going Straight, which established that Fletcher would not be going back to prison again. On Sunday 28 August 2016, a one-off episode revival of the original series, also titled Porridge, was broadcast on BBC One. It stars Kevin Bishop as Nigel Norman Fletcher, Norman Stanley Fletcher's grandson. (en)
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  • Fletch's IT skills are required when Richie Weeks seeks to have his record sanitized prior to an upcoming parole hearing.
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  • Porridge is a British sitcom first broadcast on BBC One from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge (released under the title Doing Time in the United States). Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons. (en)
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