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.
Jack learns from Ceddie Corley that Scott-Palliser is planning to have him arrested for gunrunning. He sends Tania home, warns the ship’s captain and goes ashore with the ship’s steward, Raoul Savory. Jessie is shocked to discover that Scott-Palliser plans to give the guns to the Communists and not the Socialists. Raoul diverts the Communist convoy. Jack, Jessie, Billy and Raoul set off to deliver the guns to the socialists. They fight off Franco’s Moorish cavalry, but Scott-Palliser is lying in wait and shoots Jack.
When the Boat Comes In Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 21 April 1981.
- Rating: 12.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.