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Porridge (1974–1977)

TV-14
TV Series | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.
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Updated Sep 5, 1974

Release date (First episode)
Sep 5, 1974 (United Kingdom)

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78 cast members
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Ronnie Barker
Norman Stanley Fletcher Norman Stanley Fletcher   See fewer
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Brian Wilde
Mr. Barrowclough Mr. Barrowclough   See fewer
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Fulton Mackay
Mr. Mackay Mr. Mackay   See fewer
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Richard Beckinsale
Lennie Godber Lennie Godber   See fewer
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Sam Kelly
Warren Warren   See fewer
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Tony Osoba
McLaren McLaren   See fewer
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9
Michael Barrington
Governor Venables Governor Venables   See fewer
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8
Christopher Biggins
Lukewarm Lukewarm   See fewer
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6
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4
Paul McDowell
Mr. Collinson Mr. Collinson   See fewer
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4
David Jason
Blanco Blanco   See fewer
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3
Brian Glover
Heslop Heslop   See fewer
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3
Peter Vaughan
Harry Grout Harry Grout   See fewer
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3
Ronald Lacey
Harris Harris   See fewer
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3
Patricia Brake
Ingrid Fletcher Ingrid Fletcher   See fewer
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3
John Dair
Crusher Crusher   See fewer
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Eric Dodson
Mr. Banyard Mr. Banyard   See fewer
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Graham Ashley
Mr. Appleton Mr. Appleton   See fewer
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Steve Ismay
Gardener / Prison Warden Gardener / Prison Warden   See fewer
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Peter Jeffrey
Mr. Wainwright Mr. Wainwright   See fewer
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Dudley Sutton
Reg Urwin Reg Urwin   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Spraggon Spraggon   See fewer
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David Daker
Jarvis Jarvis   See fewer
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Paul Angelis
Navy Rum Navy Rum   See fewer
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John Bennett
Medical Officer Medical Officer   See fewer
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Graham Crowden
Prison Doctor Prison Doctor   See fewer
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Colin Farrell
Norris Norris   See fewer
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Margaret Flint
Mrs. Godber Mrs. Godber   See fewer
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Philip Madoc
Williams Williams   See fewer
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Cyril Shaps
Jackdaw Jackdaw   See fewer
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Philip Jackson
Melvin 'Dylan' Bottomley Melvin 'Dylan' Bottomley   See fewer
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Roy Sampson
PT Instructor PT Instructor   See fewer
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Terence Soall
Medical Officer Medical Officer   See fewer
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Royston Tickner
Sgt. Norris Sgt. Norris   See fewer
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Ken Wynne
Keegan Keegan   See fewer
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John Rutland
Verger Verger   See fewer
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Carol Hawkins
Sandra Sandra   See fewer
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Ivor Roberts
Prison Visitor Prison Visitor   See fewer
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June Ellis
Isobel Fletcher Isobel Fletcher   See fewer
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John Quarmby
Prison Officer Prison Officer   See fewer
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Johnnie Wade
Scrounger Scrounger   See fewer
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Madge Hindle
Mrs. Hesketh Mrs. Hesketh   See fewer
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Barbara New
Prison Visitor Prison Visitor   See fewer
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John Moore
Spider Spider   See fewer
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Arnold Peters
Chief Prison Officer Chief Prison Officer   See fewer
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Geoffrey Greenhill
Prison Visitor Prison Visitor   See fewer
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John Rudling
Mr. Birchwood Mr. Birchwood   See fewer
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Jane Wenham
Mrs. Jamieson Mrs. Jamieson   See fewer
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Ralph Watson
Landlord Landlord   See fewer
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Tony Aitken
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
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Alf Mangan
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony O'Leary
Warder (uncredited) Warder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Kent
Prisoner / Prison Inmate (uncredited) Prisoner / Prison Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Phillips
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rodney Cardiff
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cannon
Prison Inmate / Prisoner (uncredited) Prison Inmate / Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eden Fox
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cogdale
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Groves
Trevor (uncredited) Trevor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Musgrove
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Norrish
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willy Bowman
Billy Moffatt (uncredited) Billy Moffatt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felix Bowness
Gay Gordon (uncredited) Gay Gordon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie Gray
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Nunnery
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Gorman
Prison Officer (uncredited) Prison Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Elton
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Roy
Warder (uncredited) Warder (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 4,805 votes