Porridge remake casts its star
UK comedy actor Kevin Bishop is set to star in the BBC remake of Porridge.
UK comedy actor Kevin Bishop is set to star in the one-off BBC remake of Porridge.
Bishop, who has appeared in The Kevin Bishop Show, Star Stories and Super Fun Night, will feature as the grandson of Ronnie Barker’s original character, Norman Stanley Fletcher, who has been jailed for computer hacking.
He leaked the news on social media before deleting it. The BBC has not yet confirmed any casting news.
The new script has been written by Porridge‘s creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and is a one of a number of sitcoms reboots celebrating 60 years of BBC Comedy.