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British Comedy: Porridge

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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Years: 1974-1977
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale
Episodes: 20 (+pilot)
Episode Average: 9.333*
BEST EPISODES:
Just Desserts (1975), No Way Out (1975)
*including specials and pilot
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0

PILOT

(1973)




PILOT

PRISONER AND ESCORT

Originally broadcast: 1 April 1973
Directed by: James Gilbert
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Two prison officers escort a prisoner to Slade Prison on New Year's Eve, Mackay goes for help when a van breakdown leaves them stranded, and
Fletcher works on Barrowclough in a bid to get the handcuffs removed.

"Er, it must've accidentally fallen out of Mr. Mackay's pocket when he got out of the van."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

SERIES ONE

(1974)
6 episodes
Series Score: 56
Episode Average: 9.33
Perfect 10's: 3
S1E1

NEW FACES, OLD HANDS

Originally broadcast: 5 September 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Old lag Fletcher tries to teach Godber all the tricks for making life easier, Governor Venables worries that his foureye butterfly fish has fin rot, and a dim-witted Heslop proves that he's always at least one subject behind.

"What, with these feet? Who'd have me?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E2

THE HUSTLER

Originally broadcast: 12 September 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Mackay questions Fletcher about the sudden drop-off in egg production, Barrowclough points out that he's in no position to arrange a single cell, and Ives insists that you can't get away with organising a game at Slade.

"Blokes in stir bet on anything... two flies crawling up a wall, the numbers of the hymns in the chapel, two flies crawling down a wall."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S1E3

A NIGHT IN

Originally broadcast: 19 September 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch isn't too pleased when a riot leaves him with temporary company, the new cellmates decide against a night out with a couple of birds, and Godber wonders whether his fiancée will be waiting for him in 698 days.

"We could go out, you know... yeah, I could phone up a couple of them dolly birds that dance on Top of the Pops. What are they called? Pan's People. There's one special one, beautiful Babs... dunno what her name is."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

A DAY OUT

Originally broadcast: 26 September 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Godber's excited about a day out to dig a drainage ditch for the council, Mackay leaves Barrowclough in charge so he can head off to the village, and Fletcher offers to fetch some ointment when Ives is stung by a bee.

"Yeah, I've got a question, Sir, is the ball and chain worn outside the Wellingtons, or tucked in the socks?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E5

WAYS AND MEANS

Originally broadcast: 3 October 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Barrowclough points out why the men deserve to be sewing fishing nets, McClaren's told that he needs to learn how to turn the other cheek, and Fletch volunteers to go up on to the roof to help put an end to a protest.

"Work? Knitting string vests for hippopotamuses!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 9

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S1E6

MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

Originally broadcast: 10 October 1974
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
The men are offered a way to find whether their wives are being faithful, Heslop reveals what he got up to with his wife's sister in the kitchen, and Fletcher receives some terrible news when his daughter pays him a visit.

"I wish you was here, oh well, I must close now, and get on my lover... no, no... I must close now, and get on, my lover."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0

SERIES TWO

(1975)
6 episodes
Series Score: 57
Episode Average: 9.50
Perfect 10's: 4
S2E1

JUST DESSERTS

Originally broadcast: 24 October 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch is horrified when a thief makes off with a tin of pineapple chunks, Mackay attempts to prove that Godber is stealing from the kitchen, and Barrowclough explains how he's finally managed to wipe the slate clean.

"Under protest and on top of gammon, yeah very nice, very nice."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E2

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

Originally broadcast: 31 October 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Mackay look into the theft of six toilet rolls from the Governor's closet, Ingrid manages to turn heads when she turns up at the prison braless, and Barrowclough worries when Godber attacks someone with a ladle.

"Of course he is, it's his devious suspicious mind, innit? The nosy nerk! Care for a glass of toilet roll?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E3

DISTURBING THE PEACE

Originally broadcast: 7 November 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Mackay dismisses the suggestion that he will soon be moving elsewhere, Fletch is horrified when a feared screw from Brixton arrives at Slade, and Barrowclough announces that he's being transferred to the prison farm.

"Now you take my Uncle Godfrey, now he walked under a ladder once, see, purposely he did, he walked under this ladder, laughed about it he did, laughed about it, do you know, over the next forty-three years... he lost all his teeth."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E4

NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED

Originally broadcast: 14 November 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletcher looks forward to some peace and quiet on a Saturday afternoon, Blanco popping by with his Muffin is just one of many interruptions, and three visitors from the Home Office listen to a complaint about privacy.

"Born free, 'til somebody caught me, now I'm doing solitary."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 9

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S2E5

HAPPY RELEASE

Originally broadcast: 21 November 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Mackay's upset when a broken ankle sends Fletch into the hospital wing,
Blanco reveals how he lost his treasured possessions in a card game, and an unpleasant con overhears talk of a map that leads to an £8000 legacy.

"No, no, no, I've broken my foot, there it is in the plaster, the evidence is irre-foot-able."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E6

THE HARDER THEY FALL

Originally broadcast: 28 November 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Godber prepares to represent the wing in the Prison Boxing Competition, Mackay has some fun when Fletch is forced to pay a visit to the gym, and Grouty makes it crystal that he expects the lad to go down in the second.

"Oh that's very handy, innit? That'll come in very useful won't it eh? On your first Spanish holiday, sitting there with a shy little señorita, she's whispering sweet nothings up your nose, oh yeah, what do you say? 'I haven't got a cow darlin' but I have got a donkey!'"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SPECIALS

(1975-1976)




SPECIAL

NO WAY OUT

Originally broadcast: 24 December 1975
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch tries to get into the infirmary to avoid the fallout from an escape, Grouty tells him to collect a package when he goes out for an x-ray, and Barrowclough's not too happy when somebody makes off with his bike.

"Back to your cell, I'm going to conduct a thorough search, and if I find anything resembling a bicycle pump in your trousers, you're for it."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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SPECIAL

DESPERATE HOURS

Originally broadcast: 24 December 1976
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Mackay catches Fletch and Godber red-handed with home-made liquor, the Christmas pudding leaves the Governor with an upset stomach, and a new trustee puts his plan into action by taking Barrowclough hostage.

"No it's not poppycock, couldn't get the poppies."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

SERIES THREE

(1977)
6 episodes
Series Score: 56
Episode Average: 9.33
Perfect 10's: 4
S3E1

A STORM IN A TEACUP

Originally broadcast: 18 February 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Harris gets rid of some stolen pills when Mackay insists on frisking him, Grouty wants them replacing to protect his own little drugs racket, and Godber informs Fletcher that Barrowclough has all kinds of medication.

"Hey, have you seen Jason and the Golden Fleas?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E2

POETIC JUSTICE

Originally broadcast: 25 February 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Word spreads that the Governor is personally welcoming a new prisoner,
Fletcher's horrified when the man who gave him five years walks in, and Godber insists that people should be equal when they're doing porridge.

"Ovaltine or Horlicks, is it? And what colour would you like your brown shoes polished?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S3E3

ROUGH JUSTICE

Originally broadcast: 4 March 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch insists that he can write a better letter than his educated cellmate, everybody accuses each other when Judge Rawley's watch goes missing, and Harris protests when he's made to appear before a kangaroo court.

"'My dear Fletcher... I should like you to know that myself and my staff shall dispose ourselves with the utmost vigour and dedication in refuting the charges against you. Investigators will pursue a tenacious inquiry into unearthing evidence and testimony. Researchers will work into the night assembling and collating the facts at our disposal, on which I will martial a defence that has left no stone unturned, no avenue unexplored, and which will culminate in your honourable and justifiable release. In the meantime, please proceed with your escape plan.'"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E4

PARDON ME

Originally broadcast: 11 March 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletcher suggests that parole boards respond best if you show remorse, Blanco insists that accepting his freedom would be admitting guilt, and Barrowclough refuses to jeopardise his promotion by signing a petition.

"No, no, no, that is your Raquel Welch, your community chest, innit? Put it back."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S3E5

A TEST OF CHARACTER

Originally broadcast: 18 March 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Godber asks for some quiet so he can study for his O level history exam, Warren rearranges things to show off his knowledge of the solar system, and Fletcher decides that he needs to get his hands on the exam paper.

"No, no curiously enough I haven't got a prune, I did have some prunes
but they went all wrinkled so I chucked 'em out."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S3E6

FINAL STRETCH

Originally broadcast: 25 March 1977
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Godber risks his chances of parole by scrapping with a football hooligan, an attempt to appeal to good senses does little to calm things down, and Fletcher risks a spell in solitary confinement to keep the two men apart.

"Yeah ok, all right, sir, I'll keep an eye on him, I'll simply tell him three things, that's all... 1. Bide your time... 2. Keep your nose clean... 3. Don't let the bastards grind you down."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Years: 1978
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale
Episodes: 6
Episode Average: 7.667
BEST EPISODE:
Going Home (1978)
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GOING STRAIGHT

(1978)
6 episodes
Series Score: 46
Episode Average: 7.67
Perfect 10's: 1
S1E1

GOING HOME

Originally broadcast: 24 February 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletcher checks his valuables when the time finally comes for his release, Mackay finds that he has unwanted company for a trip down to London, and a pair of crooks spot an opportunity to recruit themselves a bagman.

"Well, you've got the wrong man here. He got on the train with me at Carlisle. So did I."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E2

GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

Originally broadcast: 3 March 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch worries his probation officer by telling her that his wife has gone, Ingrid's not happy when her dad talks about digging up his nest egg, and news that Godber is upstairs having a shave comes as a bit of a surprise.

"Oh, yes, they are stable, but the horse has bolted. Or in this case, the old mare."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E3

GOING SOUR

Originally broadcast: 10 March 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Ingrid complains when her dad insists on showing off his carpentry skills, Fletch isn't too happy when he's asked questions about his sex drive, and a teenage runaway has no choice but to listen to some words of wisdom.

"Just a minute. Just a minute. I'm on the brink of a discovery here. That's the first straight question my son Raymond has asked me since I come out the nick when he said 'Who are you?'"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E4

GOING TO WORK

Originally broadcast: 17 March 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch's probation officer finds him a job as a hotel night security officer, Ingrid says something that gives him an excuse to go to the pub instead, and a row leaves Godber searching for somewhere to put his head down.

"Don't blame him. I don't see how three cushions with a blanket over it can break the sofa."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 5

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S1E5

GOING, GOING, GONE

Originally broadcast: 24 March 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch can only watch as the family quickly strip his first ever pay packet, Ingrid tells Godber that he should talk to her dad about their plans, and a very familiar guest and a valuable necklace point to an insurance job.

"Oh, you had four, did you? One more than Goldilocks... Goldilocks. She had three bears, you had forebears."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E6

GOING OFF THE RAILS

Originally broadcast: 7 April 1978
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Ingrid reveals exactly how her wedding reception has already been paid,
an offer of five hundred quid for a lookout job is too good to turn down, and Godber asks the man who got him through stir to be his best man.

"Oh, Clapper? Yeah, Clapper. That rings a bell."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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Porridge (1979)

FILM

(1979)




FILM

PORRIDGE

Released: 10 August 1979
Directed by: Dick Clement
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
An armed robber pays Grouty to make the arrangements for his escape, Barrowclough investigates when Mackay manages to loses his teeth, and Fletcher's told to organise a football match against a team of celebrities.

"A weatherman, eight small parts, and a Widow Twanky, now go and get changed will ya?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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Characters

NORMAN STANLEY FLETCHER

Played by Ronnie Barker

THE
PILOT

(1973)


THE SERIES

20 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... No Way Out (Special)


GOING STRAIGHT

6 Episodes (1978)
in... Going to Be Alright (S1E2)


THE
FILM

(1979)

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LEONARD ARTHUR GODBER

Played by Richard Beckinsale

THE SERIES

17 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... A Test of Character (S3E5)


GOING STRAIGHT

4 Episodes (1978)
in... Going Off the Rails (S1E6)


THE
FILM

(1979)

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MR. MACKAY

Played by Fulton Mackay

THE
PILOT

(1973)


THE SERIES

19 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Just Desserts (S2E1)


GOING STRAIGHT

1 Episode (1978)
in... Going Home (S1E1)


THE
FILM

(1979)

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MR. BARROWCLOUGH

Played by Brian Wilde

THE
PILOT

(1973)


THE SERIES

19 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Disturbing the Peace (S2E3)


THE
FILM

(1979)

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'BUNNY' WARREN

Played by Sam Kelly

THE SERIES

12 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... The Desperate Hours (Special)


THE
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(1979)

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JIM McCLAREN

Played by Tony Osoba

THE SERIES

9 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... The Desperate Hours (Special)


GOING STRAIGHT

1 Episode (1978)
in... Going Home (S1E1)


THE
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(1979)

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INGRID RITA FLETCHER

Played by Patricia Brake

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Men Without Women (S1E6)


GOING STRAIGHT

5 Episodes (1978)
in... Going Sour (S1E3)

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GOVERNOR GEOFFREY VENABLES

Played by Michael Barrington

THE SERIES

8 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Desperate Hours (Special)

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MR. COLLINSON

Played by Paul McDowell

THE SERIES

4 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Poetic Justice (S3E2)


GOING STRAIGHT

1 Episode (1978)
in... Going Home (S1E1)


THE
FILM

(1979)

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TIMOTHY UNDERWOOD 'LUKEWARM'

Played by Christopher Biggins

THE SERIES

6 Episodes (1974-1977)
in... Storm in a Teacup (S3E1)

Referred to as 'Lewis' in 'Just Desserts'.
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BERNARD 'ORRIBLE' IVES

Played by Ken Jones

THE SERIES

4 Episodes (1974-1975)
in... The Hustler (S1E2)


THE
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(1979)

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HARRY GROUT

Played by Peter Vaughan

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1975-1977)
in... The Harder They Fall (S2E6)


THE
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(1979)

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CRUSHER

Played by John Dair

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1975-1977)
in... Final Stretch (S3E6)

(as Samson)

THE
FILM

(1979)

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RAYMOND FLETCHER

Played by Nicholas Lyndhurst

GOING STRAIGHT

4 episodes (1978)
... Going to Be Alright (S1E2)

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BLANCO

Played by David Jason

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1975-1977)
in... Pardon Me (S3E4)

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CYRIL
HESLOP

Played by Brian Glover

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1974)
in... New Faces, Old Hands (S1E1)

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HARRIS

Played by Ronald Lacey

THE SERIES

3 Episodes (1977)
in... Poetic Justice (S3E2)

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THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN RAWLEY

Played by Maurice Denham

THE SERIES

2 Episodes (1977)
in... Rough Justice (S3E3)

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SHIRLEY CHAPMAN

Played by Rowena Cooper

GOING STRAIGHT

2 Episodes (1978)
in... Going to Be Alright (S1E2)

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MR. McEWAN

Played by David Swift

GOING STRAIGHT

2 Episodes (1978)
in... Going to Work (S1E4)

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REBOOT

People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.6
Porridge (2016)
Years: 2017
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Stars: Kevin Bishop, Dave Hill
Episodes: 6 (+pilot)
Episode Average: 6.143*
BEST EPISODE:
The Rift (2017)
*including pilot
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PILOT

(2016)



PILOT

PORRIDGE

Originally broadcast: 28 August 2016
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Weeks wants someone to delete unhelpful information from the prison computers, a new cellmate talks of spending time in Slade with Fletch's grandad, and Mr. Braithwaite lifts a tin of pineapples from the kitchen

"You see, when I go up a flight of stairs, there's a whole ritual to it. Four up, two down. Five up, three down. Seven up, five down. Bu the time I got to the top, you've gone home."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


SERIES ONE

(2017)
6 episodes
Series Score: 37
Episode Average: 6.17
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

THE GO-BETWEEN

Originally broadcast: 6 October 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Fletch writes a letter for an inmate who wants to say sorry to his fiancée, Braithwaite is offered advice about how to be romantic with his wife, and Meekie tells the story of Cyrano de Bergarac after a rather awkward visit.

"Joanne. I went out with a Joanne once. She left me for a lady contortionist at the Cirque du Soleil. Talk about getting your knickers in a twist."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E2

THE CAKE

Originally broadcast: 13 October 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Dougie Parfitt tells Aziz to collect a cake from his new lap dancing aunt,
Fletch can't see any reason to look forward to his thirtieth birthday, and Meekie decides to reassign Braithwaite after a situation in the canteen.

"Floris of Jermyn Street. Purveyors of toiletries to the Royal Family, as well as yours truly. Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge uses the same shaving cream as me."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E3

THE MINDER

Originally broadcast: 20 October 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Catching a dead pigeon makes an enemy of a mysterious foreign inmate, Fletch learns that a favour has seen him inherit Scudds as a minder, and
frustration at having to do menial work leads to a group therapy session.

"I'm sure I must have. People have tried to stick labels on me over the years. ADT, OCD, DDT. But basically, I'm just a big thick bastard."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S1E4

THE WITNESS

Originally broadcast: 27 October 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Braithwaite reveals that professional do-gooders will be visiting Wakeley,
Dougie's new consigliere advises him to end the battle with his rival, and Fletch rescues the mother of the woman he is accused of leading astray.

"How d'you know I've got a hairy arse? What, you've been eyeing me up in the showers?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

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S1E5

THE LISTENER

Originally broadcast: 3 November 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Governor Hallwood asks Fletch to befriend a depressive former rock star, Meekie suggests that a DJ idea is a ploy to avoid making lobster pots, and a dumped ex-girlfriend uses a prison visit as an opportunity for gloating.

"Can you sign my arm, please? It's not for me."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S1E6

THE RIFT

Originally broadcast: 10 November 2017
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke
Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
A broken Leaning Tower of Pisa adds to friction between Fletch and Joe, Braithwaite's tasked with ensuring that all radio material is appropriate, and Meekie requests a number when an appeal hearing is pushed back.

"Bring your buttock over later, Joe. I'll take care of it."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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NIGEL NORMAN FLETCHER

Played by Kevin Bishop

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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6 episodes (2017)
in... The Go-Between (S1E1)

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JOE LOTTERBY

Played by Dave Hill

THE
PILOT

(2016)


THE SERIES

6 episodes (2017)
in... The Rift (S1E6)

POSSIBLY THE SAME CHARACTER

LOTTERBY

Played by G.B. Zoot Money

THE
FILM

(1979)

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OFFICER MEEKIE

Played by Mark Bonnar

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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6 episodes (2017)
in... The Rift (S1E6)

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SHEL

Played by Jason Barnett

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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6 episodes (2017)
in... The Minder (S1E3)

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AZIZ

Played by Harman Singh

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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6 episodes (2017)
in... The Minder (S1E3)

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OFFICER BRAITHWAITE

Played by Dominic Coleman

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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5 episodes (2017)
in... The Witness (S1E4)

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SCUDDS

Played by Ricky Grover

THE
PILOT

(2016)


THE SERIES

4 episodes (2017)
in... The Cake (S1E2)

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GOVERNOR HALLWOOD

Played by Pippa Haywood

THE
PILOT

(2016)


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4 episodes (2017)
in... The Listener (S1E5)

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CULHANE

Played by Caolan Byrne

THE SERIES

4 episodes (2017)
in... The Listener (S1E5)

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DOUGIE PARFITT

Played by Harry Peacock

THE SERIES

3 episodes (2017)
in... The Minder (S1E3)

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OFFICER DRISCOLL

Played by Amina Zia

THE SERIES

3 episodes (2017)
in... The Witness (S1E4)

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DR. MARSDEN

Played by Zahra Ahmadi

THE SERIES

2 episodes (2017)
in... The Listener (S1E5)

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NAGID

Played by John Marquez

THE SERIES

2 episodes (2017)
in... The Witness (S1E4)

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ULLETT

Played by Daniel Fearn

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2 episodes (2017)
in... The Rift (S1E4)

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British Comedy Collection
Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court, and it is now my duty to pass sentence. You are an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner. We therefore feel constrained to commit you to the maximum term allowed for these offences; you will go to prison for five years.

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 9.33
Series 2: 9.50
Series 3: 9.33
Going Straight: 7.67
Reboot: 6.17

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. Just Desserts
(Series 2, Episode 1 - 1975)

2. No Way out
(Special - 1975)

3. New Faces, Old Hands
(Series 1, Episode 1 - 1974)

4. Pardon Me
(Series 3, Episode 4 - 1977)

5. Final Stretch
(Series 3, Episode 6 - 1977)

6. Men Without Women
(Series 1, Episode 6 - 1974)

7. The Harder They Fall
(Series 2, Episode 6 - 1975)

8. Poetic Justice
(Series 3, Episode 2 - 1977)

9. Going Home
(Going Straight - Episode 1 - 1978)

10. A Day Out
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1974)
ONION JACK
1. Just Desserts
(Series 2, Episode 1 - 1975)

2. No Way out
(Special - 1975)

3. Pardon Me
(Series 3, Episode 4 - 1977)

4. Happy Release
(Series 2, Episode 5 - 1975)

5. Going Home
(Going Straight - Episode 1 - 1978)

6. Men Without Women
(Series 1, Episode 6 - 1974)

7. New Faces, Old Hands
(Series 1, Episode 1 - 1974)

8. Final Stretch
(Series 3, Episode 6 - 1977)

9. Disturbing the Peace
(Series 2, Episode 3 - 1975)

10. Prisoner and Escort
(Pilot - 1973)
I'm going straight I am,
Straight as an arrow,
I've paid the price and done me time,
I'm going straight I am,
Along the straight and narrow,
And I don't mean straight back to crime.

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