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

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Porridge (UK)

"Fletch", sentenced to a five year stretch at HM Prison Slade in darkest Cumbria, is determined to keep his head down, do his time and not let the bastards grind him down. But it's not so simple when you're an old lag. His native cell-mate Lenny Godber needs to learn the ropes, skives and scams; evil Prison Officer Mackay can't be allowed to run things his own way and warden Barrowclough is just too weak-willed not to have his good-nature exploited.


Porridge (UK) Season 1 (1973-1974)

1x00 1 1x00 Prisoner And Escort (Pilot)
Norman Stanley Fletcher, a career criminal, and his escorts – soft-hearted Mr Barrowclough and authoritarian Mr Mackay – make the journey on New Years Eve from London up to Slade ...
Apr. 01, 1973
1x01 1 1x01 New Faces Old Hands
Lenny Godber is new to Slade Prison. Thankfully, old hand Norman Stanley Fletcher is around to share his knowledge with Godber. The first lesson? Getting into the good books of the ...
Sep. 05, 1974
1x02 1 1x02 The Hustler
Fletch starts an illicit gambling enterprise that soon runs into trouble at the hands of Ives and Mr. Mackay.
Sep. 12, 1974
1x03 1 1x03 A Night In
Fletch explains to Godber that the best way to cope with his first night in prison, is to see it as just a "quiet night in". Trouble is, Godber's got another 698 to go.
Sep. 19, 1974
1x04 1 1x04 A Day Out
The rest of the working party are thrilled to have a day out, but Fletch is masking indifference - what's so exciting about digging a ditch anyway?
Sep. 26, 1974
1x05 1 1x05 Ways and Means
Who would want to spend eight hours a day sewing fishing nets? Not Fletch, who is hell-bent on a cushy job in the library.
Oct. 03, 1974
1x06 1 1x06 Men Without Women
Fletch fancies himself as a bit of an agony aunt and is called upon by his fellow inmates to help out with affairs of the heart.
Oct. 10, 1974
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