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Porridge (BBC-1 2017, Kevin Bishop, Mark Bonnar)



Porridge Revival Cast

In this revival of the classic 1970’s sitcom Porridge 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 who spends his days trying to escape the attentions of authoritarian Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar) and the much 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).

Kevin Bishop as Nigel “Fletch” Fletcher
Mark Bonnar as Officer Meekie
Dominic Coleman as Officer Braithwaite
Dave Hill as Joe Lotterby
Harman Singh as Aziz
Jason Barnett as Shell
Ricky Grover as Scudds

crew details
Creators and Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One – BBC Studios
Duration: 7×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot: 28 August 2016 and Series: Friday 6 October 2017