This witty comic drama is set in a fictional Cambridge University College - Porterhouse, noted for its rowing, ancient traditions, feasting, crusty fellows, and dismal lack of academic standards. The college has been run by the irascible head porter, SKULLION (David Jason), and generations of Skullions before him. He has spent 45 years in proprietorial subservience to Fellows and students alike. In fact, many an intellectually impoverished old Porterhusian has risen to public prominence from the launch pad of a successful degree engineered by Skullion.
The established order, however, is shaken to its roots when a new Master takes control and attempts to instigate radical changes - contraceptive dispensers, female students and a canteen. Skullion and the Fellows, led by the Dean are determined that things must not change, but events take a number of unexpected, not to say, explosive turns...
STARRING: David Jason, Ian Richardson, Charles Gray, John Sessions, Griff Rhys Jones, Ian Wallace
WRITER: Malcolm Bradbury
DIRECTOR: Robert Knights
PRODUCER: Brian Eastman
AWARDS: International Emmy, 2 BAFTA Awards and 7 nominations
BASED ON: the novel by Tom Sharpe