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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Cast

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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10 October 1982 (UK)  »

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(5 episodes)

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Yosser Hughes: You're Graham Souness... you look like me.
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Brilliance!
10 June 2000 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

This series is being reshown on T.V. at the moment and it reminds one on how drama should be made. True the subject matter about poverty and unemployment in 80's Britain was a strong one for the writer,producer,director& actors to rise to. But they do it with the peak of professionalism,realism & creativity, seldom seen in more recent T.V. ( or Film for that matter ) output.

All the episodes which make up the series really move the watcher even today and it sends echoes out to everyone living in 90's Britain towards the turn of the century where some similar themes as explored in this piece are still more than ever relevant today.


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