Catch up with the most recent episode of Porridge from Saturday, 19 December 2015 at 8.05pm on BBC Two. Available on catch up here shortly after broadcast.
Series 2, episode 8 – The Desperate Hours.
Fletch plans to bring a bit of Christmas spirit to Slade Prison in the form of his own home-made booze. But when Mackay and Barraclough uncover the stash in his cell, the crafty con seems in danger of spending the yuletide period in solitary confinement. Festive edition of the classic comedy from 1976, starring Ronnie Barker and Fulton Mackay.
With only two festive episodes originally ever recorded, the original 1974 – 1977 series of Porridge became an overnight hit with the British public. The series is set in the fictional prison of HMP Slade in Cumberland and stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates. The term “Doing porridge” is British slang and stands for the times inmates serve as a prison sentence.
Programme Schedule: 8.05pm – 8.50pm