When the Boat Comes In

A British drama about the struggles of the Seaton family in post-WWI England.

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When the Boat Comes In Season 1
Set in the shipbuilding and mining district of Tyneside, northern England, former army sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family cope with the aftermat (more…)

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Kind Hearted Rat with a Lifebelt Season 1, Episode 13 Apr 1, 1976 $2.99

Les Mallow, the local branch chairman, asks Jack to help him become district secretary of the fitters union. Jack refuses. He then persuades the branch to vote against a strike and to provide financial help to Mrs Downey, the widow of union member. Jack helps her recover her furniture by breaking into her flat. He then lets himself be arrested.

Heads You Win, Tails I Lose Season 1, Episode 12 Mar 25, 1976 $2.99

Tom is threatened by two local ruffians from whom he has won money. Jessie tries to persuade widow, Lizzie Armstrong, to let her son, Robert, take up a grammar school scholarship, but Lizzie needs him to leave school to earn money. Matt proposes to Lizzie who refuses him. Jack helps Tom take on the ruffians, who are then humiliated by a 'tin-panning' by local women arranged by Lizzie.

Happy New Year, Some Say Season 1, Episode 11 Mar 18, 1976 $2.99

Jack is looking after Glaswegian socialist lecturer, Sandy Lewis, who is speaking at the Co-Op Hall. There is also a Tory meeting at the George Hotel, and Tom avoids capture having stolen from the cloakroom. Billy takes Bill to a New Year's party at Jessie's against his will. Jack turns up with Sandy who needs somewhere to stay the night.

King for a Day Season 1, Episode 10 Nov 3, 1976 $2.99

Jack agreed to help Manners buy a house from Lord Calderbeck by acting as front man. At Calderbeck's house, he meets his nephew Freddy who wants to marry Jane Cromer, a wealthy young widow. Jane sleeps with Jack, but eventually decides to marry Freddy. Billy, who is working on a nearby farm, helps Jack obtain inside information and learns that Dolly has had a miscarriage.

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