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Boys from the Blackstuff 

Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.




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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis Michael Angelis ...  Chrissie Todd 5 episodes, 1982
Bernard Hill ...  Yosser Hughes 5 episodes, 1982
Alan Igbon ...  Loggo Logmond 5 episodes, 1982
Peter Kerrigan Peter Kerrigan ...  George Malone 5 episodes, 1982
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ...  Dixie Dean 3 episodes, 1982
Gary Bleasdale Gary Bleasdale ...  Kevin Dean 3 episodes, 1982
Timothy Bleasdale Timothy Bleasdale ...  Jason Hughes 3 episodes, 1982
Shay Gorman Shay Gorman ...  Malloy 3 episodes, 1982
Tamana Bleasdale Tamana Bleasdale ...  Anne Marie Hughes 3 episodes, 1982
Jamie Bleasdale Jamie Bleasdale ...  Dustin Hughes 3 episodes, 1982
David Fleeshman David Fleeshman ...  D.O.E. - Assistant Manager 2 episodes, 1982
David Ross David Ross ...  D.O.E. - Donald Moss 2 episodes, 1982
Cheryl Leigh Cheryl Leigh ...  D.O.E. - Jackie Mills 2 episodes, 1982
David Neilson ...  D.O.E. - Lawton 2 episodes, 1982
Gilly Coman Gilly Coman ...  D.O.E. - Dixie's Clerk Jean 2 episodes, 1982
Isa Dixon Isa Dixon ...  D.O.E. - George's Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Julie Walters ...  Angie Todd 2 episodes, 1982


Five unemployed men would do anything just to have a job in Thatcher's Britain.

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Release Date:

10 October 1982 (UK) See more »

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(5 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »


[recurring line]
Yosser Hughes: Gizza job! I can do that!
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Spun-off from The Black Stuff (1978) See more »

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2 January 2005 | by salvador_2003See all my reviews

This series is a brilliant insight to the devastation of Liverpool during the 80's it shows the hardship of job seekers and the many people who went through these times unemployed and deprived of their jobs and their futures where therefore destroyed by the high level of Unemployement during this period the five episodes are all written with a hilarious wit and a brilliant raw expression of life during this time that will make you laugh cry and feel for the characters and their situations the most touching story is Yossers Story it is brilliant and well written with a sense of comedy throughout although the results are upsetting. Yosser Hughes the Liverpool lad with his three Children alone living in a squalor he is desperate for a companion and finds himself alone when his wife tells social services of her torment suffered at the hands of Yosser (This a complete lie Yosser would not hurt his children or his wife) so they take his children and evict him he is beaten by the brutal Police who feel no remorse after they beat him to a pulp in his bare living room then he is left alone in the house desperate for work he tries to find a job at various areas of work but is never successful and in the end he is arrested and tries to drown himself to escape the life he has bean given. The brilliance within the series is the ability to upset you and make you laugh at the same time and finally realise the severity of unemployment during this period the whole series is absolutely brilliant and should be viewed by all because it is an outstanding look at life the history of a time in which Liverpool suffered the most and is an outstanding portrait of life a ten out of ten experience you will never forget

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