From the Friday Vault: Porridge with Ronnie Barker

‘Doing porridge’ is British slang for serving a prison sentence, partly due to the fact that porridge was once the traditional breakfast in UK prisons. Voted number seven in the 2004 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British sitcoms, this mid-70’s series, Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, tells the story of one, Norman […]

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