Confirmed for BBC One on 6 October at 9.30pm to 10pm

Ep 1/6

Friday 6 October



Episode one: The Go-Between. Fletch has taken to helping his fellow inmates with appeals, letters home to loved ones and the like. But when Barry’s girlfriend comes to visit, things get complicated.

Porridge is back, with a new series commissioned off the back of the last years sitcom season special, which sees Kevin Bishop return 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 whilst trying to escape the attentions of wily Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar) and the 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, the legendary Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Porridge is an BBC Studios production filmed in front of a studio audience in Media City, Salford.

Pictured: Fletch (Kevin Bishop) Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar)