Porridge, BBC Porridge series 1974 Ronnie Barker...Richard Beckinsale...Alun Armstrong...Micheal Redfern Pri

original movie costume

A rare  grey prisoner jacket used on the set in the famous TV series Porridge.

H.M Prison Slade.

Made by M Berman Ltd.

I have never seen another.

I understand that alot of the BBC items from the 70's were thrown into a skip....so would be very interested if anyone else has any other items relating to  this TV series.

Provenance Angels the Costumiers.

Starring Ronnie Barker..(Norman Stanley Fletcher)

Richard Beckinsale..(Lennie Godber)

Brian Wilde..(Mr Barrowclough)

Fulton Mackay..(Mr Mackay)

Sam Kelly..(Bunny Warren)

Unfortunately name has gone but currently trying to screen match.

After many hours of viewing Porridge i believe i am a big step closer to screen matching this jacket.

I noticed on  most of the jackets that the top line of stitching that holds the inner lining  to the jacket and  runs across the breast is about 1 inch above the pocket where as only a few as mine the stitching runs along the same line as the top of the pocket.

The next clue was that my jacket has 5 buttons and as hard as i looked all the jackets including main actors and background actors from the first series to the last all seemed to  have  4 buttons .

For some reason the costume dept removed the bottom button.

There was one jacket however that had all 5 buttons and appeared first in the Christmas special THE DESPERATE HOURS 1976 and was worn by Micheal Redfern as TULIP..the same jacket also appeared in 1977 A TEST OF CHARACTER and was worn by Alun Armstrong as Spraggon.

On both of the jackets the stitching runs along the top of the pocket as mine.

costume: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: costumes/wardrobe
coa issued by: Angels Costumiers (2)
movie: Porridge (TV) (1974)
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