When the Boat Comes In

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BBC (ended 1981)

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When the Boat Comes In

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Welcome to the When the Boat Comes In guide at TV.com. This gritty Northern period drama, set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the World Wars, follows the struggles of former sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the great depression of the 1920s, trade union activists and an uncaring society. Ford has had his fill of struggle in the trenches and is now determined to make something of himself in the brave new world. In the event, he uses cunning, guile, and an enormous degree of cynicism to make and lose two fortunes and any number of friends...
James Bolam

James Bolam

Jack Ford

Susan Jameson

Susan Jameson

Jessie Seaton/Ashton

James Garbutt

James Garbutt

Bill Seaton [ Series 1 - 3 ]

Jean Heywood

Jean Heywood

Bella Seaton [ Series 1 - 3 ]

John Nightingale

John Nightingale

Tom Seaton [ Series 1 - 3 ]

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