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From: Kevin - Cardiff

Saturday 30 Dec 2006 at 19:37

I think this website is Excellent

A very well thought out website to honour a great program, very well set out and worded.  Very easy to use and helped me a great deal. Just finished my collection of all the Porridge collection with the 2 christmas specials. Congratulations to the makes of a very good website. 10/10

From: Ifzal

Monday 25 Dec 2006 at 17:47

I think this website is Excellent

Fantastic site mate about a great show. My favourite episode of Porridge has got to be the one with David Jason and that bloke digging up Leeds United's ground! Comedy GOLD! Keep up the good work!

From: Tony

Friday 22 Dec 2006 at 20:24

I think this website is Excellent

Excellent site, Ian. Very well done. Porridge is part of my childhood. I was a bit young to remember it when it was first shown, but when it was re-shown on BBC in the early to mid 1980s my brother taped all the episodes (this was before the days when BBC Videos were sold, and LONG before UKGold!) and we used to watch them all the time. Porridge was/is brilliant. I don't need to tell that to anyone on this site. But I also think it had a real impact on my developemnt as I grew up. I mean it certainly did on my sense of humour (for which I am grateful!) But I also think it influenced my use of language etc. It is an 'intelligent' show, and that rubs off I think on people watching it. Anyway, just wanted to say that. It's really nice to be able to talk about it with other fans. I have such fondness for the show and for everyone associated with it. Its great to see it re-run all the time (including as I type this) on UKGold. Cheers, TH P.S. Oh, and to the guy below who is asking about the special '20 years on' episode which had Fletcher running a pub... This was a thing on BBC a few years ago (maybe it was the Christmas/New Year period in 1999/2000 - just at the turn of the milennium?) which showed a number of classic TV characters 25 years on. One was Margot Leadbetter from The Good Life, and one was indeed Norman Stanley Fletcher. So it wasn't an 'episode' as such.

From: Garry

Sunday 17 Dec 2006 at 17:32

I think this website is Excellent

Great site about a great show.  Being a Prison officer myself, I can honestly tell you that when people ask me what prison is really like I just say "Porridge", forget anything else you have seen or heard.  I shall continue to look in on the site whenever I can.

From: Dougie

Saturday 02 Dec 2006 at 19:45

I think this website is Excellent

Website: Great website, fantastic tribute to one of the best comedies ever on TV.  Bought all the DVD's and a few weeks ago finally found Going Straight - watching them reinforces what a dearth we now have in British TV comedy. Keep up the good work!

From: Steve W

Thursday 30 Nov 2006 at 21:24

I think this website is Excellent

Great to find a website dedicated to, in my opinion, the greatest British comedy of all time.  Well done!

From: Richie

Thursday 23 Nov 2006 at 18:48

I think this website is Excellent

I play episodes of Porridge at least once a week as I have such fond memories of the programme and all the characters and episodes. It still never stops amusing me and you just do not find the same comedy in television now and it is a gem from the 1970's that shines above anything that new comedy writers can come up with. Ronnie Barker a star that continues to shine ever brighter in everything he touched and I miss his this calibre of comedy. Your site brings this classic comedy to new and old fans alike and I thank you.

From: Coolin Wimble

Friday 22 Sep 2006 at 18:25

I think this website is Excellent

There was and will only be one ronnie barker, I have just read his autobiography, the man was a legend, can someone let me know if they did a porridge programme with fletcher 20 years on, running a pub, fletcher was a icon to millions. I would love to get it. someone help please. i read in a book that he did a one off? can,t find anywhere , thanks . please email at , with an answer .

From: Ryan Brown

Friday 22 Sep 2006 at 17:54

I think this website is Excellent

I am a big fan of Porridge and this site is a credit to the show it is great. I was wondering if there was any chance I could be e-mailed a script?? I am coming up to starring in a theatre production of Porridge and would like to read a script or two.  It would be much appreciated thank you very much.  If possible thank you.  If not that is OK. Ryan R.I.P Ronnie!

From: Swampy

Saturday 16 Sep 2006 at 21:33

I think this website is Good

Good site, and a nice tribute to something close to my heart, namely Ronnie Barker and Porridge, both are excellent and will remain so, for many years to come. The only sad thing is, that Fletcher is on permanent porridge duty, along with Godber :(

From: Shaz

Tuesday 12 Sep 2006 at 19:22

I think this website is Excellent

I'm 16 and my older brother got me hooked on porridge.  I have both boxsets (dvd and the video versions) love it.  Watch it all the time!! ronnie was a brill actor. shame there isnt anymore series. ='[ anyways.. a brill programme. =]

From: Glenn

Tuesday 12 Sep 2006 at 06:52

I think this website is Excellent

FANTASTIC Great to see someone has a site we can read good things and reviews about one of the great comedys of all time..

From: Helen Stear

Thursday 07 Sep 2006 at 20:17

I think this website is Excellent

I'm trying to rally fans of Porridge to get on the website to vote for Mr Barrowclough on their POLL for Britains favourite justice character.  Tip - you can vote every day!  He's languishing in 7th place, so get on there and vote before they close the poll.

From: Helen

Tuesday 29 Aug 2006 at 13:01

I think this website is Excellent

Hello Porridge fans! I just wanted to let you know that you have a chance to get Mr Barrowclough from Porridge voted as the greatest British justice character of all time. Follow the link below and vote on the poll - Mr Barrowclough is currently languishing with a lousy 3% of the vote, with Sherlock Holmes out in front with 56%.  Let's get voting and make sure Mr Barrowclough gets the recognition he deserves! You can find the online vote at:

From: Sally

Tuesday 22 Aug 2006 at 17:25

I think this website is Excellent

What is the name of the prison featured in the film?

From: Frank Cooke

Sunday 21 May 2006 at 12:49

I think this website is Excellent

Website: Anybody know about the screenwriters for porridge?  Does the name Frank Norman appear, of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be fame?  I know he wrote a few sketches for The Two Ronnies but I am unable to find names of screenwriters for Porridge, or he could have been an adviser?? Regarding Porridge a TV show you can watch and watch again in a few weeks and still love every moment.  If only the BBC could find this magic again. An excellent web site about a very funny man and excellent actor.

From: Andrew

Monday 08 May 2006 at 15:16

I think this website is Excellent

I'm only 18 but I love Porridge not to mention Going Straight.  Actually all of Ronnie Barker's work but my fav is Porridge.  Love the site. If you're interested I've typed the Going Straight lyrics since I found them nowhere else online.  Email me and I'll send them for the site. Note from Porridge Webmaster: Andrew sent the lyrics in and you can get hold of them by clicking here.

From: Andrew Lee

Sunday 07 May 2006 at 10:54

I think this website is Excellent

I am a true Porridge fan, love every episode.  I have got them all on DVD now as well as the film and Going Stright.  Also have the books, well written and researched.  Fletcher and Godber great characters, I can watch them over and over again, they don't make commedy shows like that anymore.  20th Century Classics!!!!

From: Gideon Jackman

Wednesday 03 May 2006 at 22:31

I think this website is Excellent

I have been a fan of Ronnie Barker and David Jason for years and this website is brilliant?  I don't go a day without watching clip from porridge & Only fools and horses, but for some unknown reason I have watched the episode of Porridge called Disturbing the Peace and it has caused me to say to myself and my friends at work 'eciffo emoh laitnedifnoc'??? it took them long enough to work that out as well???? many thanks gideon jackman Woody

From: Woody

Sunday 16 Apr 2006 at 23:09

I think this website is BLANK

What a fantastic site!!  I Found it by accident while looking to buy a dvd but what a find.  I was only 2 when Porridge was first shown but no matter how many times i watch it i still laugh. keep up the good work and "don't let the b####### grind you down !!!!!!!! regards Woody

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