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Christmas Special: The Desperate Hours

Porridge Episode 4 of 5

Classic sitcom. Fletcher plans to add a bit of Christmas spirit to the festive season at Slade Prison in the form of his very own homemade liquor. But when prison officers Mackay and Barraclough uncover the stash of 'Chateau Slade', Fletcher seems in danger of spending Christmas in solitary.

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44 minutes

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Fri 23 Dec 2016 17:15


Role Contributor
Norman Stanley FletcherRonnie Barker
Mr BarrowcloughBrian Wilde
Mr MacKayFulton Mackay
Lennie GodberRichard Beckinsale
Reg UrwinDudley Sutton
WarrenSam Kelly
McLarenTony Osoba
KeeganKen Wynne
TulipMichael Redfern
Governor VenablesMichael Barrington
Mrs JamiesonJane Wenham
WriterIan La Frenais
WriterDick Clement
ProducerSydney Lotterby

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