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.
Left-winger Regan threatens a strike at Lewis Bishop unless a sacked worker is reinstated. Matt resorts to trickery to get information for Jack about Ryders, a local engineering firm run by an old-fashioned patriarch. Joe Prestwick, a former loyal employee, persuades Mr. Ryder to give Billy an old warehouse to use as a new clinic. With Ryders’ undervalued shares continuing to rise, Manners tries to buy the Duke’s shares.
When the Boat Comes In Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 10 November 1977.
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.