Porridge - The central character is Norman Stanley Fletcher, described as "an habitual criminal". Fletcher is sent to HMP Slade, a fictional Category C prison in Cumberland, alongside his cellmate, Lennie Godber, a naïve inmate from Birmingham serving his first sentence, whom Fletcher takes under his wing. Mr Mackay is a tough warder with whom Fletcher often comes into conflict. Mackay's subordinate, Mr Barrowclough, is more sympathetic and timid – and prone to manipulation by his charges.
Rising Damp is a British television sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV, that first broadcasted in 1974 and ran until 1978 It starred Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, Frances de la Tour, and Don Warrington.