Since the release of Porridge in the mid 1970s it has become one of the most well known and loved comedy series and in 2004, it was voted seventh in a BBC Poll of the 100 Greatest British Sitcoms. The central characters have become etched into popular culture as one of the most frequently scheduled programmes about prison and in recent years with the expansion of a large number of channels, it is often repeated on the BBC as well as on channels like Gold.
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