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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.

Porridge (UK) - 03x06 Final Stretch Screenshot
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Last Episode

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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Porridge (UK) is Canceled/Ended
The show had 3 seasons and 21 episodes air between 1974 and 1977.

Series Info

Sep. 05, 1974
30 min.
1974 - 1977
3 Seasons
21 Episodes
BBC One TV Network

Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • In stark contrast to his character in the series, Fulton Mackay (Warden Mackay) has a rose named after him.
  • David Jason was in his thirties when he played elderly convict Blanco Webb.
  • Ronnie Barker originally suggested Paul Henry for the role of Godber but was overruled by the producers, who preferred Richard Beckinsale.
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