richard beckinsale and paula wilcox are the lovers

The Lovers

The Lovers, 1970 Frightening that this popular sitcom is fifty years old.  Just sit and take that in, FIFTY, now that's classic comedy!Running for thirteen episodes over two series between 1970 and 1971, T...

Rising Damp

The Course Of True Love Never Runs Smooth In Rising Damp Without doubt ITV's finest sitcom and definitely worthy of it's classic status.Rising Damp ran for twenty eight episodes over four series between 19...

If There Weren’t Any Blacks….

....You'd Have To Invent Them A one off made for television play from the pen of Johnny Speight.  Made by London Weekend Television for ITV and originally screened in Black and White in 1968.This dark, but...

Going Straight – 1978

Fletch Is Out Of Prison And Going Straight Direct spin-off from Porridge and sadly often forgotten, Going Straight ran for only six episodes in 1978.Although not as well received as Porridge the show did w...
cinema poster used to promote the big screen version of porridge

Porridge Served On The Big Screen

Porridge - The Movie - 1979 Two years after the end of the TV series, Porridge takes it's turn on the big screen.With a script by the original writers and many of the original cast returning this was one o...