Hot on the heels of last years one off comes a full blown series revival for classic 1970’s sitcom Porridge, once again written by original series creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
In the first episode, The Go-Between, Fletch has taken to helping his fellow inmates with appeals, letters home to loved ones and the like. But when Barry’s girlfriend comes to visit, things get complicated.
Nigel “Fletch” Fletcher is the grandson of Ronnie Barker’s iconic character Norman Stanley Fletcher banged up in Wakeley prison for a series of cybercrimes whilst trying to escape the attentions of wily Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar) and the softer Officer Braithwaite (Dominic Coleman). Helping Fletch get through his stretch are his cellmate and prison elder statesman, Joe Lotterby (Dave Hill) and fellow inmates Aziz (Harman Singh), Shell (Jason Barnett) and prison tough guy Scudds (Ricky Grover).
Porridge is written by original series writers, the legendary Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Porridge is an BBC Studios production filmed in front of a studio audience in Media City, Salford.
Pictured are Fletch (Kevin Bishop) and Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar)
Porridge: The Go Between Episode 1 (of 6) airs on Friday 6 October 2017 from 9.30pm-10.00pm on BBC ONE