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Comedy Crime Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1974 - 19773 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: BritBox Tags: Prison Country: United Kingdom

Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.The series was followed by a 1978 sequel, Going Straight, which established that Fletcher would not be going back to prison again. Porridge was voted number seven in a 2004 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British sitcoms.Porridge featuring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on BritBox, available for purchase on iTunes, and available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a comedy and crime show with 21 episodes over 3 seasons. Porridge is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (4,897 votes).

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Ronnie Barker

Norman Stanley Fletcher

All Seasons of Porridge

Season 1
9 Episodes | BritBox & Rent or Buy

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18 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox).

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19 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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Not available to watch free online.

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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#2,358 Ranked TV Show

#29 Ranked in Prison TV

#70 Ranked in TV on BritBox

#575 Ranked in Crime TV

Porridge has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (4,897 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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