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.
Stan Liddell, local Labour party secretary, asks Jack to speak on behalf of their candidate at the forthcoming election, Geordie Watson. Jack agrees on condition that Matt is made a councillor and gives a rousing speech, also bribing voters to ensure Watson’s victory. The elections cause an argument between Jessie and Arthur. Matt’s new girlfriend, Sarah Lytton, becomes housekeeper for him and Jack.
When the Boat Comes In Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 21 January 1977.
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.