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. Michael Angelis

    Michael Angelis

    Chrissie Todd

    5 Episodes

  2. Tom Georgeson

    Tom Georgeson

    Dixie Dean

    5 Episodes

  3. Bernard Hill

    Bernard Hill

    Yosser Hughes,

    5 Episodes

  4. Alan Igbon

    Alan Igbon

    Loggo Logmond

    5 Episodes

  5. Peter Kerrigan

    George Malone

    5 Episodes

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1982 | 5 Episodes

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

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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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