If There Weren’t Any Blacks….

....You'd Have To Invent Them A controversial title like this could only come from one writer.If there weren't any blacks you'd have to invent them was a one off, comedy drama, a made for television play f...

The Lovers, Movie, 1973

The Lovers Leap From the Small screen To The Big Screen The Lovers had been a hit ITV sitcom that had ran for two series between 1970 and 1971.  Two years later Geoffrey and Beryl are back as The Lovers but th...
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...

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...

Porridge Christmas Special

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. ...

Bloomers

Bloomers, 1979 This five part sitcom was Richard Beckinsale's final work before his sad passing.The writer got the idea for Bloomers while talking with actor John Challis, who owned and worked at a garden ...

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...
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...