On The Air 1st April 1973 - 25th March 1977
Current Status All episodes available on DVD
Production Company BBC Television
Episodes 20
Cast
Ronnie Barker Fulton MacKay Richard Beckinsdale
Brian Wilde David Jason Sam Kelly
Tony Osoba Michael Barrington  

Porridge was a prision based comedy set in the ficticious Slade Prision and centred around the charactor of Norman Stanley Fletcher who was serving a five year stretch. Fletcher was always trying to get one over on the hard line officer Mr MacKay and the kind hearted and gulible Mr Barrowclough. The series started out as Prisioner and Escort on the series 7 of 1.

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Prisioner And Escort [Titles]
1st April 1973

Titles to the pilot episode of the series shown as part of 7 of 1
 






   

Prisioner And Escort [Credits]
1st April 1973

Titles to the pilot episode of the series shown as part of 7 of 1
 



   

Porridge [Titles]
5th September 1974

Titles to the first episode of the series
 




 




   

Porridge [Credits]
5th September 1974

Titles to the first episode of the series