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.
Riddled with cancer, Dr. Stoker takes an overdose and dies, leaving Billy to run the free clinic with only Father Courtnay to help. Jack supplies Dolly with a solicitor, who tells her that she and Tom must live apart to appear blameless. Manners pays Jack to front Pioneer Enterprises, a ‘nominee company’ to act as go-between with Peltzer. Matt finds out and fights Jack. He later discovers that Jack’s contract with Manners guarantees 20 more fitters jobs.
When the Boat Comes In Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 06 October 1977.
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.