Porridge : The Movie
Harry Grout has arranged for armed robber Oakes to "go over the wall".
The plan involves arranging a football match between a team of prisoners and a team of "celebrities". While the match is in progress, Oakes will "overpowe"r the driver and escape in the team coach.
Fletcher and Godber unwittingly become involved in the escape bid and are forced to hide in the coach when Oakes makes his getaway.
They tell Oakes that they don't really want to escape from prison, so he drops them off miles from anywhere. They manage to find their way back to Slade Prison and get back in before they can be implicated in Oakes' escape.
- Ronnie Barker as Fletcher
- Richard Beckinsale as Godber
- Fulton Mackay as Mackay
- Brian Wilde as Barrowclough
- Peter Vaughan as Harry Grout
- Barrie Rutter as Oakes
- Sam Kelly as Warren
- Daniel Peacock as Rudge
Filming was completed a few weeks before 31-year-old Richard Beckinsale died after a heart attack (on March 19th, 1979)