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Porterhouse Blue

Episode #1.4 (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | 49 min | Comedy

Cornelius Carrington comes to Porterhouse to make his film but it is an act of revenge for unhappy student days and he distorts the result to make the college seem like a salacious hotbed of sex. Skullion is interviewed live on his ...See moreCornelius Carrington comes to Porterhouse to make his film but it is an act of revenge for unhappy student days and he distorts the result to make the college seem like a salacious hotbed of sex. Skullion is interviewed live on his television show where he becomes a national hero for exposing the bribery and buying of degrees represented by his list. This plays into Sir Godber's hands as he intends to make all college decisions by himself in future. As the dean takes the list to Sir Cathcart to blackmail several luminaries into defeating Sir Godber, Skullion, who has been left shares now worth half a million pounds by a former master, takes them to Sir Godber to bargain for his job back but in the resultant argument Sir Godber hits his head on a wall. Soon afterwards he dies, mouthing 'Skullion' but the dean assumes he is announcing the name of his successor. Skullion is duly made the new master and the college returns to its old excesses thanks to his money though the shock gives him a Porterhouse blue. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Tom Sharpe (novel "Porterhouse Blue") | Malcolm Bradbury (adapted by)
Composer
Christopher Gunning (as Chris Gunning)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jun 24, 1987

Release date
Jun 24, 1987 (United Kingdom)
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19 cast members
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David Jason
Skullion Skullion   See fewer
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Ian Richardson
Sir Godber Evans Sir Godber Evans   See fewer
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Charles Gray
Sir Cathcart D'Eath Sir Cathcart D'Eath   See fewer
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Griff Rhys Jones
Cornelius Carrington Cornelius Carrington   See fewer
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John Woodnutt
Senior Tutor Senior Tutor   See fewer
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Barbara Jefford
Lady Mary Lady Mary   See fewer
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Ian Wallace
Praelector Praelector   See fewer
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Willoughby Goddard
Professor Siblington Professor Siblington   See fewer
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Lockwood West
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
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Bob Goody
Walter Walter   See fewer
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Roy Evans
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
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Tim Preece
Dr. Messmer Dr. Messmer   See fewer
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Roland MacLeod
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
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Bob Carlton
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Fred Lee Own
Japanese Guard Japanese Guard   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 5 votes