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7 Ratings


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


Porridge is 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

    A rather dour filmic version of a popular BBC sit-com that retains the cast and pathos of the series with some nicely observed performances. Films of this kind often seemed to be filmed in bleak Winter landscapes and this is no exception, providing grimly truthful if hardly escapist entertainment for the local audience. A single story arc is a bonus when so many spin-offs were recycled vignettes from the original.

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