Porridge – No Way Out – 1975

During the 1970’s festive editions of popular sitcoms were very popular, with both BBC and ITV running festive editions of their most popular sitcoms. Porridge was no exception.

During it’s three year run there were two Porridge Christmas specials. Today we’re looking at the first screened after series two, in 1975 –  No Way Out.

 

Summary

Harry Grout is planning an escape for a fellow prisoner Tommy Slocombe.  Everybody has a part to play in Grouty’s masterplan as members of the prison choir.

Meanwhile Fletch, has plans of his own for Christmas, namely getting himself a stay in the prison hospital for Christmas.

Unfortunately he finds himself putting his own plans on hold as Harry Grout enlists his help.  However sometimes things don’t always turn out so bad. of an unfortunate Fletch who has plans of his own for Christmas, namely getting himself a stay in the prison hospital for Christmas.

Clips

 

 

Cast

Norman Fletcher – Ronnie Barker
Richard Beckinsale – Lenny Godber

Details

Channel: BBC1
Written By: Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Original Transmission Date: 24th December 1975

 

 

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