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Boys from the Blackstuff

Premier :: 1982-10-01

on BBC Two

Genre :: Drama

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A successor to his earlier, 105-minute TV play The Black Stuff (1980), Alan Bleasdale's five-part series relates the further experiences of unemployed Liverpudlian tarmac layers Dixie, Chrissie, Loggo and Yosser, and their revered older friend, retired longshoreman and union leader, George Malone. As they struggle to make ends meet in a depressed economy, and to hold together their financially battered families, they are harrassed by the petty bureaucrats of the DHSS. But the lumbering investigational juggernaut is, both comically and tragically, guided by drivers with only a provisional license.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 5 - George's Last Ride
Aired - 07 November 1982

Episode summary:

As George's health declines, his belief in the values of Old Labour remain unshaken. Chrissie takes him for one last tour of the now-abandoned docklands where he once worked, and they have what may well be the most important and heartfelt conversation of their long friendship.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 5 George's Last Ride Aired - 07 November 1982
+ Episode - 4 Yosser's Story Aired - 31 October 1982
+ Episode - 3 Shop Thy Neighbour Aired - 24 October 1982
+ Episode - 2 Moonlighter Aired - 17 October 1982
+ Episode - 1 Jobs for the Boys Aired - 10 October 1982
+ Episode - 0 The Black Stuff Aired - 02 January 1980

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