About the TV Show
northern england miniseries working class unemployment
Boys from the Blackstuff
First Air Date: October 10, 1982
|First Aired on||:||1982|
|Created By||:||Alan Bleasdale|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||5 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Alan Bleasdale's five-part series relates the further experiences of unemployed Liverpudlian tarmac layers Dixie, Chrissie, Loggo and Yosser, and their revered older friend, retired longshoreman and union leader, George Malone. As they struggle to make ends meet in a depressed economy, and to hold together their financially battered families, they are harrassed by the petty bureaucrats of the DHSS. But the lumbering investigational juggernaut is, both comically and tragically, guided by drivers with only a provisional license.