Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

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Paul Abbott
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Deam ...  Kev Leach 27 episodes, 2000-2003
Tony Mooney Tony Mooney ...  Ade Cameron 26 episodes, 2000-2003
Joan Kempson Joan Kempson ...  Freda Wilson 24 episodes, 2000-2003
Siobhan Finneran ...  Julie O'Neill 20 episodes, 2000-2002
Ben Crompton ...  Barney Watson 19 episodes, 2001-2003
Philip Glenister ...  James Mackintosh 18 episodes, 2000-2002
William Ash ...  Nick Anderson 14 episodes, 2001-2002
Wil Johnson ...  Steve Robinson 14 episodes, 2000-2002
Lisa Millett ...  Grace Eastwood / ... 13 episodes, 2000-2003
Diane Parish Diane Parish ...  Sylvia Robinson 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Katisha Kenyon Katisha Kenyon ...  Hannah Phillips 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Jason Merrells ...  Martin Leach 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Lesley Sharp ...  Trudy Graham 11 episodes, 2000-2001
Nicola Stephenson Nicola Stephenson ...  Suzie Davidson 11 episodes, 2002-2003
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Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Műszak után See more »

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Red Production Company See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lesley Sharp and Siobhan Finneran appear in the first two series, as friends Trudy Graham and Julie O'Neill. Both had their breakthrough roles in the cult 1980's film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, in which Finneran plays the titular character Rita, who has an affair with Sharp's character Michelle's husband Bob. See more »

Quotes

Steve Robinson: Come on, work and talk. If you can't do both, do the one that pays the wages.
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REAL PEOPLE LIVING REAL LIVES
25 August 2000 | by Andy-371See all my reviews

This series honestly encapsulates real personal lives based around a realistic workplace in northern England. The desperation combined with the simple pride derived from a job well done is conveyed superbly. The setting, in England, is less relevant than the basic human desire to collectively preserve a happy & efficient workplace where people are considered as individuals & allowances are made accordingly. It's a particularly interesting study of the relationship between management & labour & a genuine analysis of the symbiosis therein. In this frightening world of globalisation this series will hopefully help in reminding all of us that we are all still capable of expressing ourselves as individuals & being credited accordingly.


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