When the Boat Comes In

Season 1 Episode 4

Swords and Pick Handles

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Aired Tuesday 8:10 PM Jan 29, 1976 on BBC
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Swords and Pick Handles
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With his wife Mary dying of TB, Tom Seaton starts a job as a strikebreaker in the local mine. Jack Ford continues his affair with Dolly Headley whom he visits while she is at work for Sir Horatio Manners, his army captain's father. Discovering that Manners likes swords, Jack goes off and buys a cheap one in order to present it to Manners by way of introduction. Manners sizes him up and offers him a job. Jack and Jesse Seaton fall out when Jack says he doesn't want to change the system while he's doing okay by it. Bella Seaton points out to Jesse that there are two Jacks. There's Big Laughing Jack who'd give you the shirt off his back and there's Crafty Jack, who'd hammer you flat if you got in his way. Tom Seaton is targeted by pickets on his way home. Jack is asked for help and he sorts it out.moreless

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Eddie Silver

Eddie Silver

Police Inspector

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Richard Henry

Richard Henry

Picket Leader

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Gary Roberts (II)

Gary Roberts (II)

Picket

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Michelle Newell

Michelle Newell

Mary

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Basil Henson

Basil Henson

Sir Horatio Manners

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