TV series that defined the depression-scarred 1980s Britain


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.

  1. Alan Bleasdale


Series Cast

  1. Jean Warren

    Maureen Hughes

    6 Episodes

  2. Bernard Hill as Yosser Hughes

    Bernard Hill

    Yosser Hughes

    5 Episodes

  3. Michael Angelis as Chrissie Todd

    Michael Angelis

    Chrissie Todd

    5 Episodes

  4. Tom Georgeson as Dixie Dean

    Tom Georgeson

    Dixie Dean

    5 Episodes

  5. Alan Igbon as Loggo Logmond

    Alan Igbon

    Loggo Logmond

    5 Episodes

  6. Peter Kerrigan as George Malone

    Peter Kerrigan

    George Malone

    5 Episodes

  7. Gary Bleasdale

    Kevin Dean

    5 Episodes

  8. Julie Walters as Angie Todd

    Julie Walters

    Angie Todd

    5 Episodes

  9. Jean Boht as Miss Sutcliffe

    Jean Boht

    Miss Sutcliffe

    5 Episodes

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Last Season


1982 • 5 Episodes

Season 1 of Boys from the Blackstuff premiered on October 10, 1982.

George's Last Ride

(1x5, November 7, 1982) Season Finale

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Boys from the Blackstuff
Boys from the Blackstuff


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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