Porridge has been cancelled by the BBC

The recent modern take on the classic sitcom Porridge has come to an end after only one season, it’s been revealed. The new show, that was headlined by Kevin Bishop, Mark Bonnar, Dominic Coleman and Harman Singh, earned its series order after a successful one-off episode.

However, the BBC is pulling the plug on the new show. Its ratings weren’t actually too bad, when the first six-episode series screened last year. It helped that the original writers of the programme, Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement, were on board.

Still, as it turns out, it looks like those ratings simply weren’t high enough, and the BBC has thus turned its attention to other shows for its comedy slate.

TV Wise