Boys from the Blackstuff

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BBC Two (ended 1982)

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  • Season 1
    • George's Last Ride
      11/7/82
      10
      As George's health declines, his belief in the values of socialism remain unshaken. Chrissie takes him for one last tour of the now abandoned docks where he once worked. Whilst there they have what may well be the most important and heartfelt conversation of their long friendship.
    • Yosser's Story
      Yosser's Story
      Episode 4
      10/31/82
      9.8
      Yosser reaches the end of the line as the utility men, rent collectors, and social workers invade his home. Why on earth doesn't he turn his three small children over to his estranged wife Maureen, rather than let them be taken into care?
    • Shop Thy Neighbour
      10/24/82
      9.8
      Pending the outcome of the moonlighting enquiry, Chrissie's dole money has been stopped and this precipitates a showdown with his wife Angie. Meanwhile, at the D.H.S.S., middle management is completely out of control since the Manager Miss Sutcliffe, has more important things to worry about than running her department. As Chrissie and Angie's row reaches its climax, violence erupts.moreless
    • Moonlighter
      Moonlighter
      Episode 2
      10/17/82
      9.6
      In desperation to feed and clothe his four children, Dixie takes an illicit job as a night security guard at the docks. He soon discovers that one man alone on a ship at night can do nothing but turn a blind eye to a gang of pilferers. However, if the missing goods are noticed, what will he tell his boss whose small security company is struggling to survive? Meanwhile, the petty bureaucrats at the D.H.S.S. launch an undercover operation, and Dixie's wife Freda is too frightened to open the front door.moreless
    • Jobs for the Boys
      10/10/82
      9.8
      The boys sign on at the D.H.S.S. and then collect George's son Snowy, on their way to an off-the-books construction job for Malloy. Much to their amusement, the conversion job turns out to be the future new offices of the D.H.S.S. Unfortunately, D.H.S.S. officials Moss and Lawton suspect their scam and are determined to catch them in the act. Ineptitude on several sides, however, leads to tragedy.moreless
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