Remake Season – The Comedy – Porridge

Back in the seventies there was a show that became critically acclaimed and the popularity lead to it being known as one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time.


The original show ran for three seasons between the dates of 1974 and 1977, it also had two Christmas specials and a feature film called the same name.

The show started Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates doing time at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland.

The show was followed up by a sequel in 1978 called Going Straight which established that Fletcher would not be going back to prison again.

As part of the comedy season on the BBC, they released a revival episode of the sitcom with Kevin Bishop acting as Nigel Norman Fletchers grandson.

Unlike most remakes or revivals we have spoken about in Remake season, this one off special in August was so successful with viewing figures and reviews that the BBC commissioned a six part series.

There is no news as to when the new series will be hitting screens but we predict 2017. 

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