1973 - 1977, Comedy
The lives of the inmates of Slade Prison.

Episode Guide

  • Porridge - Final Stretch (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Final Stretch

    Fletch has to help Lennie out after he gets involved in a fight.

  • Porridge - A Test of Character (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    A Test of Character

    Lennie starts working hard to get another O-level before leaving prison.

  • Porridge - Pardon Me (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Pardon Me

    Fletch helps a man who insists he was wrongly accused of a crime.

  • Porridge - Rough Justice (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Rough Justice

    Fletcher decides that Harris must be put on trial for stealing from another prisoner.

  • Porridge - Poetic Justice (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Poetic Justice

    Fletcher is incensed when a third cellmate arrives, and to add insult to injury, he turns out to be one of his old enemies.

  • Porridge - Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours

    Fletcher plans to add a bit of Christmas spirit to the festive season at Slade Prison with his home-made liquor.

  • Porridge - A Storm in a Teacup (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    A Storm in a Teacup

    Fletcher lands in hot water when some stolen pills accidentally find their way into his cup of tea.

  • Porridge - No Way Out (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    No Way Out

  • Porridge - The Harder they Fall (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Harder they Fall

    Godber takes up boxing and enters the prison championships, but other interests plot against him.

  • Porridge - Happy Release (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Happy Release

    A broken ankle provides Fletcher with a pleasant spell in the prison hospital.

  • Porridge - No Peace for the Wicked (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    No Peace for the Wicked

    The inmates of Slade Prison get a break at the weekend to pursue their hobbies.

  • Porridge - Disturbing the Peace (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Disturbing the Peace

    The inmates look forward to some quiet time with Mackay away.

  • Porridge - Heartbreak Hotel (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Problems are solved in the prison waiting room.

  • Porridge - Just Desserts (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Just Desserts

    The prison inmates are disturbed to discover there is a thief among them.

  • Porridge - Men Without Women (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Men Without Women

    Fletcher becomes a father figure and something of a welfare officer.

  • Porridge - Ways and Means (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Ways and Means

    Fletch has fallen out with the governor, and lost all his credibility as a result.

  • Porridge - A Day Out (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    A Day Out

    A day on the Cumberland moors digging drains for the council provokes a lyrical response from Godber.

  • Porridge - A Night In (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Night In

    Fletcher and Godber use their imagination to endure a night in lock-up.

  • Porridge - The Hustler (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Hustler

    Fletcher's permanent job puts him in the prison pig farm -- permanently.

  • Porridge - New Faces, Old Hands (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    New Faces, Old Hands

    Old convict Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker) lectures to fellow prison inmates. With Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay and Brian Glover.

  • Porridge - Prisoner and Escort (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Prisoner and Escort

    Fletcher does not relish the idea of spending the next five years cooped up at HM Slade Prison.

  • Porridge - Christmas Special: No Way Out

    Christmas Special: No Way Out

    The festive season falls upon the inmates of HMP Slade and finds them planning an escape; Fletch, meanwhile, is certain that the plan will fail and that retribution for it will be extremely unpleasant, so he plans to spend time in the infirmary.