A Conversation for 'Porridge' - the TV Series

Porridge goes to Elland Road

Post 1

Researcher 205717

Hello there

I was wondering if anyone had any background information about the episode of Porridge where Fletch and Blanco trick 'Orrible Ives' into digging for money at Leeds United's Elland Road ground. Specifically, I was wondering if any of it was actually filmed at Elland Road, and if so, which bits? Also, where were the other pitch scenes filmed and why were they not filmed at Elland Road?

I appreciate this is a long shot but there may be someone out there who helped film it, or knew someone who did.

ANY information would be appreciated.


Researcher 205717

Porridge goes to Elland Road

Post 2

Smij - Formerly Jimster

I've just asked a friend of mine who's good with these kind of things, and he reckons it was Norris, not Ives, and that it was filmed at Loftus 'QPR' Road - simply because that's where the BBC always film football-related stuff in sitcoms and the like.

Hope this helps,


Porridge goes to Elland Road

Post 3

Researcher 205717

Thanks for that, unfortunately that was the only bit I did know about the programme! I watched it the other week and there was a shot that looked like it was outside Elland Road (the West Stand) and I was wondering if this was just an archive shot or a very accurate set?

Any ideas?


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