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29/09/2017

Porridge Returns For Full Series

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A new series of the classic sitcom Porridge has been announced by the BBC following the successful airing of a special broadcast last year.
Kevin Bishop returns as Nigel 'Fletch' Fletcher. He plays 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).
Porridge is written by original series writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. and is a BBC Studios production filmed in front of a studio audience in Media City, Salford.
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