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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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1982  
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Cast

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

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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 October 1982 (UK) See more »

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(5 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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This drama was seen by many as an indictment of Thatcher's Britain, but in fact Alan Bleasdale wrote four out of the five episodes before Margaret Thatcher even came to power. See more »

Quotes

Yosser Hughes: You're Graham Souness... you look like me.
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If you regard yourself as a social commentator, watch this.
15 October 1998 | by Mashu-2See all my reviews

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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