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Series 3

14 :03x01 - No Way Out

Dec/24/1975
All Fletcher wants is a quiet Christmas, but one of Groutie's friends is building a tunnel out of Slade Prison, the tunneling noises being drowned out by the prison Choir. Anxious to keep his nose clean, Fletch is desperate to get into the prison hospital before the escape plot is discovered, so he conjures up an injured right knee - or is it the left knee? As fate would have it, Groutie is determined that Fletch should be at the centre of things, even going so far as to pick up a blank passport on his day out of the prison to get his injured right - or should that be left? - knee X-rayed.
Guest Stars: Sam Kelly as Warren | Christopher Biggins as Lukewarm
Director: Sydney Lotterby

15 :03x02 - Desperate Hours

Dec/24/1976
Barrowclough and Mackay discover Fletch is cooking up some home brew, and the crafty con seems certain to spend Christmas in solitary confinement.
Guest Stars: Sam Kelly as Warren | Tony Osoba as McLaren | Michael Barrington as Governor Venables
Director: Sydney Lotterby

16 :03x03 - A Storm in a Teacup

Feb/18/1977
Some pills are stolen from the surgery by Harris and when Mackay searches him he manages to get rid of them. Fletcher is told by Grout to make sure they are replaced so that his pill-peddling racket will remain uncovered.
Guest Stars: John Dair as Crusher | Ronald Lacey as Harris | Christopher Biggins as Lukewarm | Tony Osoba as McLaren | Sam Kelly as Warren
Director: Sydney Lotterby

17 :03x04 - Poetic Justice

Feb/25/1977
Fletcher's new cellmate ends up being the judge who sent him to prison.
Guest Stars: Ronald Lacey as Harris | Maurice Denham as Rawley | Paul McDowell as Mr. Collinson | Michael Barrington as Governor Venables | Tony Osoba as McLaren | Sam Kelly as Warren
Director: Sydney Lotterby

18 :03x05 - Rough Justice

Mar/04/1977
After Judge Rawley's watch is stolen, Harris is the only suspect. A kangaroo court is set up as Harris is put on trial.
Guest Stars: Sam Kelly as Warren | Tony Osoba as McLaren | Maurice Denham as Rawley | Ronald Lacey as Harris
Director: Sydney Lotterby

19 :03x06 - Pardon Me

Mar/11/1977
After Blanco is given parole, he refuses the chance to be released. He demands that he be pardoned as he never killed his wife and leave prison with his name cleared.
Guest Stars: David Jason as Blanco | Christopher Biggins as Lukewarm | Michael Barrington as Governor Venables | Sam Kelly as Warren
Director: Sydney Lotterby

20 :03x07 - A Test Of Character

Mar/18/1977
Godber is trying to gain an O - Level in history. Fletcher thinks it is a waste of time but he still wants to help Godber pass his exam. Fletcher, Warren and McLaren decide to steal the exam paper so that Godber will know the questions in advance. The problem is they send in Warren to steal the exam paper bu he can not read.
Guest Stars: Sam Kelly as Warren | Tony Osoba as McLaren
Director: Sydney Lotterby

21 :03x08 - Final Stretch

Mar/25/1977
Godber ends up getting involved in a brawl just before he is due to face the Parole Board which could damage his chances of being released from prison early.
Guest Stars: Sam Kelly as Warren | Patricia Brake as Ingrid Fletcher | John Dair as Crusher
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Warning: Porridge guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 05, 1974
Ended: March 25, 1977
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