Porridge 43 years old

Fletcher's inside story - even funnier as a film

Porridge

Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of it.

Credits

Porridge Cast

Name Character
Paul Barber He was 28, now 71 years old as Morgan
Ken Jones He was 43, 78 years old when he died as Ives
Richard Beckinsale He was 32, 31 years old when he died as Lennie Godber
Fulton Mackay He was 57, 64 years old when he died as Mackay
Oliver Smith as McMillan
Peter Vaughan He was 56, 93 years old when he died as Grouty
Geoffrey Bayldon He was 55, 93 years old when he died as Treadaway - Governor
Charles Pemberton He was 189, 217 years old when he died as Miller
Philip Locke He was 51, 76 years old when he died as Banyard
Brian Wilde He was 52, 80 years old when he died as Barrowclough
Sam Kelly He was 35, 70 years old when he died as Warren
Julian Holloway He was 35, now 78 years old as Bainbridge
Sebastian Abineri as Hayward
Derek Deadman He was 39, now 82 years old as Cooper
Christopher Godwin He was 36, now 79 years old as Beal
Ronnie Barker He was 50, 76 years old when he died as Norman Stanley Fletcher
Daniel Peacock He was 21, now 63 years old as Rudge
Michael O'Hagan He was 21, 59 years old when he died as MO
Rod Culbertson He was 29, now 72 years old as Callaghan
Elizabeth Knight She was 179, 84 years old when she died as Sheila
Bunny May as Alf
Robert Putt He was 35, now 78 years old as Atkinson
Paul McDowell He was 74, 57 years old when he died as Collinson
Colin Rix He was 47, 81 years old when he died as Lassiter
Allan Warren He was 30, now 73 years old as Whalley
Barry James as Delilah
Karl Howman He was 25, now 68 years old as Urquhart

Porridge Crew

Name Department
Dick Clement as Director. He was 42 (now 84) years old Directing
Dick Clement as Writer. He was 42 (now 84) years old Writing
Ian La Frenais as Writer. He was 43 (now 86) years old Writing
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Porridge (43 years)

Fletcher's inside story - even funnier as a film

  • Release day: Sunday, August 12, 1979
  • Runtime: 93 minutes