Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)

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Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatchers era Britain.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis ...
 Chrissie Todd (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Yosser Hughes (5 episodes, 1982)
Alan Igbon ...
 Loggo Logmond (5 episodes, 1982)
Peter Kerrigan ...
 George Malone (5 episodes, 1982)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Dixie Dean (3 episodes, 1982)
Gary Bleasdale ...
 Kevin Dean (3 episodes, 1982)
Timothy Bleasdale ...
 Jason Hughes (3 episodes, 1982)
Shay Gorman ...
 Malloy (3 episodes, 1982)
Tamana Bleasdale ...
 Anne Marie Hughes (3 episodes, 1982)
Jamie Bleasdale ...
 Dustin Hughes (3 episodes, 1982)
David Fleeshman ...
 D.O.E. - Assistant Manager (2 episodes, 1982)
David Ross ...
 D.O.E. - Donald Moss (2 episodes, 1982)
Cheryl Leigh ...
 D.O.E. - Jackie Mills (2 episodes, 1982)
David Neilson ...
 D.O.E. - Lawton (2 episodes, 1982)
Gilly Coman ...
 D.O.E. - Dixie's Clerk Jean (2 episodes, 1982)
Isa Dixon ...
 D.O.E. - George's Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatchers era Britain.

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Yosser's children were played by Alan Bleasdale's children, while Dixie's son Kev was played by Bleasdale's cousin Gary Bleasdale. See more »

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Yosser Hughes: You're Graham Souness... you look like me.
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Lets See it again!!
25 May 2006 | by (Devon, England) – See all my reviews

Boys from the Blackstuff was first screened by the BBC in 1982.

It is in my opinion the finest drama series the BBC have ever produced. Poignant and emotive. There are not enough superlatives to describe this drama.

The script was second to none and Bleasdale's use of dialogue was excellent. Although the dialogue and setting was very disquieting for the most part, there were some lighter sides.

I have had the opportunity of seeing this series again recently, almost a quarter of a century since its first airing and to me it has lost nothing. I also feel that the latest generation of TV viewers would thoroughly enjoy watching this tremendous series.

Perhaps the BBC would consider re-screening Boys from the Blackstuff in 2007 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. I would not mind betting it would be in line for more awards.

Plutus


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