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7 Ratings


Directed by Dick Clement
United Kingdom, 1979
Comedy, Crime, TV Movie


A film released in 1979 and based on the television series Porridge. It was released under the title Doing Time in the United States. All the warders and inmates from the original series appear in the film, with the notable exceptions of Lukewarm, Heslop and Harris.

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Porridge Directed by Dick Clement

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Porridge

    From the very tail-end of the 1970s rash of British sitcom spinoffs this is one of the best - not much competition on that front. Looking more like a bleak social realist play is no bad thing but hardly conducive to belly laughs which are certainly in staggered ration here. Nevertheless it’s well structured, certainly well performed and wraps up memories of a great series.

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