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When the Boat Comes In 

Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

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James Garbutt ...
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 Bella Seaton 39 episodes, 1976-1977
John Nightingale ...
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 Billy Seaton 35 episodes, 1976-1981
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 Matt Headley 34 episodes, 1976-1977
Susan Jameson ...
 Jessie Seaton / ... 30 episodes, 1976-1981
Madelaine Newton ...
Basil Henson ...
 Sir Horatio Manners / ... 25 episodes, 1976-1977
Rosalind Bailey ...
 Sarah Lytton / ... 23 episodes, 1977-1981
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Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.

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8 January 1976 (UK)  »

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Cuando llega el barco  »

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A superb & timeless series
17 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

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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