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Doing Porridge with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to hear from the author and creators of this seminal comedy series.

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BBC 1974
Dir Sydney Lotterby
With Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay
Total runtime 90min

Ronnie Barker had a huge, versatile career and created many memorable characters, but he always claimed his greatest achievement was playing Norman Stanley Fletcher, in Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ marvellous comedy series Porridge. To mark the publication of a new BFI Television Classic on the series, the book’s author Richard Weight will be in conversation with the show’s writers and creators following the screening of an episode.


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