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Boys from the Blackstuff 

Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatchers era Britain.
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1982  
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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis ...
 Chrissie Todd 5 episodes, 1982
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 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 ...
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
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 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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 Angie Todd 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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(5 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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This drama broke new ground for a major television drama in that it was shot almost* entirely on videotape, using a new generation of hand held portable video cameras that could be used on location. *Although "Yossers Story" was shot on the more traditional 16mm film for artistic reasons. See more »

Quotes

Yosser Hughes: You're Graham Souness... you look like me.
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Referenced in Only Fools and Horses....: Stage Fright (1991) See more »

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Alan Bleasdale's defining production. Almost unbearably tragic characters, yet Bleasdale manages to find the opportunity for rare wit in his dialogue. As good a T.V. series as there has ever been. Truly the work of a genius.


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