Bread (1986–1991)

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Series cast summary:
Jean Boht ...
 Nellie Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Nick Conway ...
 Billy Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Jonathon Morris ...
 Adrian Boswell (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Kenneth Waller ...
 Grandad (74 episodes, 1986-1991)
Ronald Forfar ...
 Freddie Boswell / ... (62 episodes, 1986-1990)
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 Jack Boswell (61 episodes, 1986-1991)
Giles Watling ...
 Oswald (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Shifty Boswell (49 episodes, 1988-1991)
Eileen Pollock ...
 Lilo Lill (43 episodes, 1987-1991)
Hilary Crowson ...
 Julie (41 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Joey Boswell (39 episodes, 1986-1988)
Gilly Coman ...
 Aveline Boswell (39 episodes, 1986-1988)
Pamela Power ...
 Martina / ... (37 episodes, 1986-1991)
Graham Bickley ...
 Joey Boswell (35 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Aveline Boswell (35 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Julie's full name, before her marriage, is Julie Brenda Paula Sharon Jefferson. See more »

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Adrian Boswell: [about his dad] He was only here for the party, wasn't he? He didn't stay for the washing up.
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Featured in Comedy Classics of the 80's (1991) See more »

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Home
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Written by David Mackay and Carla Lane
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Want a few easy laughs? Patronise the working class
14 May 2004 | by (Scarborough, England) – See all my reviews

It's so easy to survive poverty and economic depression. All you need is the wit and the nerve to outsmart Government bureaucracy. Then you can have a decent home with plenty of food on the table, you can even run a classic Jaguar!

At a time when Margaret Thatcher and her thugs were destroying UK manufacturing industry and throwing whole communities on the scrap heap of unemployment, 'Bread' came along to show working class people were lovable scallywags who could rake in pots of money from the Department of Social Security by running rings around the rules.

I can only assume no-one associated with this condescending garbage has ever been faced with actually trying to prove they are "genuinely seeking work" (which required a file of rejection letters as thick as a telephone directory) or making their remaining £5 (or $8) last until they are allowed more social security.

The alternative was to get a job as a 'security guard' being paid £1.95 (or $3.40) an hour. Oh, and you had to provide your own dog.

If you want to know what working class life was like in Liverpool in the 80's, watch 'Boys from the Blackstuff', not this rubbish.


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