Sep. 05, 1974
30 min.
BBC One TV Network

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Porridge (UK)

Norman Stanley Fletcher is a likeable but habitual criminal who treats imprisonment as an occupational hazard. Sent to prison for 5 years we see how he plays the prison system for his own ends. However his cellmate young Lennie Godber is naive and 'Fletch' teaches him how to survive in prison. A sit-com like no other.

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03x06 Final Stretch Aired: Mar. 25, 1977

With his parole meeting less than a week away, Godber has a fight with Jarvis, a football hooligan, which Fletch must try and prevent. Meanwhile, …

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The show had 3 seasons and 21 episodes air between 1974 and 1977.

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  • Godber's fiancée Denise was often referred to, but never appeared. However a photograph of Judy Loe, Richard Beckinsale's wife, hung by Godber's bunk.
  • Ronnie Barker and David Jason also paired up for the sitcom Open All Hours (UK), which was piloted in the same series of "7 of 1" (1973)
  • The producers and the writers were keen to make more episodes, but Ronnie Barker was wary of being "stuck with a character" and also wanted to move on to other projects.
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