Porridge was in residence at dock10’s HQ1 for one week while a special revival episode of the long-running classic comedy was filmed in front of a studio audience. Joining Kevin Bishop behind bars was Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe), Ralph Ineson (The Office), and Dave Hill (EastEnders). The show is part of a BBC landmark comedy season to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the television sitcom.
The revival brings the original Porridge story bang-up-to-date with Norman Fletcher’s grandson Nigel (‘Fletch’ to his friends) imprisoned for cyber-crimes. Forced to use his hacking skills to get a fellow inmate off the hook, wily Officer Meekie has got his beady eye on Fletch – he knows a wrong ’un when he sees one.