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  • The Desperate Hours

    Comedy legend Ronnie Barker stars as Fletch in this Christmas special. Fletcher plans some festive spirit at Slade in the form of his very own homemade liquor.

  • The Desperate Hours

    Comedy legend Ronnie Barker stars as Fletch in this Christmas special. Fletcher plans some festive spirit at Slade in the form of his very own homemade liquor.

  • No Way Out

    Christmas special from 1975. The festive season falls upon the inmates of Slade and finds them planning an escape. But Fletch plans to spend some time in the infirmary.

  • No Way Out

    Christmas special from 1975. The festive season falls upon the inmates of Slade and finds them planning an escape. But Fletch plans to spend some time in the infirmary.

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No Way Out

Series 1

No Way Out

  • No Way Out

    Christmas special from 1975. The festive season falls upon the inmates of Slade and finds them planning an escape. But Fletch plans to spend some time in the infirmary.

The Desperate Hours

Series 1

The Desperate Hours

  • The Desperate Hours

    Comedy legend Ronnie Barker stars as Fletch in this Christmas special. Fletcher plans some festive spirit at Slade in the form of his very own homemade liquor.

Porridge

Porridge

  • Porridge

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Series 1

Porridge

  • New Faces, Old Hands

    The first series of the adored prison sitcom. Ronnie Barker stars as our favourite jailbird, Fletcher, who makes friends with his new cellmate, Godber.

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  • The Hustler

    Ronnie Barker is Fletcher, who proves you can't keep an old lag, or pig, down. He dreams up a novel way to relieve the boredom - and a few perks for himself, of course.

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  • A Night In

    If you had to share a cell, Ronnie Barker would be fine company. Fletch and Godber try to get through a night banged up as they imagine what they'd be doing 'outside'.

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  • A Day Out

    A day on the moors digging drains for the council is bound to offer an opportunity for Fletch to take advantage - especially with Mr Barrowclough in charge. Classic laughs.

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  • Ways and Means

    Criminally funny sitcom. Fletch falls out with the governor and loses all his credibility. But he hopes to get back into his good books via a cosy job in the library.

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  • Men without Women

    Only Ronnie Barker could make prison funny. When Fletcher assumes the role of agony aunt to his fellow inmates, he ends up writing letters home to their loved ones.

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Series 2

Porridge

  • Just Desserts

    Ronnie Barker in one of his best roles as habitual criminal Fletcher. The inmates are horrified to discover that there's a thief in their midst. Surely not...

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  • Heartbreak Hotel

    When Godber gets some bad news from his girlfriend, Fletcher is on hand to provide advice. Could Ingrid be a possible solution? Classic prison comedy.

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  • Disturbing the Peace

    Vintage sitcom featuring the antics of Ronnie Barker as Fletcher. When Mr McKay leaves Slade prison, everyone is happy - until his replacement arrives.

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  • No Peace for the Wicked

    The powers that be give the Slade inmates a weekend off to pursue their hobbies, but Fletcher just wants to put his feet up in his cell. Classic comedy.

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  • Happy Release

    A broken ankle provides Fletcher with a spell in the prison hospital, along with a fellow patient (David Jason) who mentions a hidden eight grand. Classic laughs.

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  • The Harder They Fall

    Ageless comedy with Ronnie Barker behind bars at Slade. Godber enters the prison boxing championships, and although he is the hot favourite, he must lose.

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Porridge

Series 3

Porridge

  • A Storm in a Teacup

    Fletch lands in hot water when some stolen pills accidentally find their way into his cup of tea. Mr Mackay is determined to get to the bottom of it.

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  • Poetic Justice

    Fletcher is incensed when a third cellmate arrives, and to add insult to injury, he turns out to be one of his old enemies - but why is everyone so polite to him?

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  • Rough Justice

    Classic comedy from behind bars starring Ronnie Barker. Fletcher decides that Harris must be put on trial for stealing from another prisoner. You can't trust anyone.

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  • Pardon Me

    Classic prison-set sitcom with the great Ronnie Barker and a guest appearance from David Jason. Fletch decides to help an old lag who has been in prison for 17 years.

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  • A Test of Character

    The immortal prison-set sitcom. When Godber studies to get another O-level before leaving jail, Fletch cannot understand his appetite for all the hard work.

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  • Final Stretch

    Another of Ronnie Barker's array of classic comedy characters. The inimitable Fletch has to help Lennie out after he gets involved in a fight a week before his parole.

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Seven of One

Seven of One

  • Prisoner and Escort

    The first sighting of what became the classic sitcom Porridge. Ronnie Barker stars as Fletcher, who faces the prospect of spending the next five years in prison.

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Porridge @ 30

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