When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)

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 Jack Ford (48 episodes, 1976-1981)
James Garbutt ...
 Bill Seaton (39 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jean Heywood ...
 Bella Seaton (39 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Nightingale ...
 Tom Seaton / ... (39 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Billy Seaton (35 episodes, 1976-1981)
Malcolm Terris ...
 Matt Headley (34 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Jameson ...
 Jessie Seaton / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1981)
Madelaine Newton ...
 Dolly / ... (30 episodes, 1976-1977)
Basil Henson ...
 Sir Horatio Manners / ... (25 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rosalind Bailey ...
 Sarah Lytton / ... (23 episodes, 1977-1981)
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Cuando llega el barco  »

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A superb & timeless series
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I recently purchased the complete series DVD, and have just finished series 2. I first watched this series 30 years ago, and could remember only parts of it., but recalled it was good. This time around it stands head & shoulders above anything currently on TV.James Bolam is outstanding, as is the whole cast throughout. The one thing that stands out for me also, is how the writer developed the story lines, from a simple soap type beginning to the drama it became-brilliant stuff. If you want to see how good TV once was, and can be, then treat yourself to this superb series. The only fault with the DVD I found was the audio was a little faint at times, but it did not detract from the overall enjoyment. Other than this minor fault, I thoroughly recommend it.Bravo to all!


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