When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981.
Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the two World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.
Tom falls for a nurse, Rosie Trotter. Just before he dies, Mick Murphy, Bella’s uncle, places a bet in Bella’s name with his nephew, Ralph, a bookie’s runner. Mick’s funeral is well-attended, but the winning bet was never placed because Ralph was arrested.
When the Boat Comes In Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 04 March 1976.
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.