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Classic series, which portrays the bleak atmosphere of Liverpool in the 80's.

Gizza job.

Jobs For The Boys: Chrissie assembles an unofficial building gang but their moonlighting is being watched by the Department of Employment's investigators. A raid by the fraud squad leads to tragedy...

Moonlighter: Dixie, father of four and once the proud foreman, is working illicitly on the docks when he discovers happenings that he'd rather not see. Meanwhile, after threats from the Department of Employment, his wife Freda is too scared to open the door.

Shop Thy Neighbour: Chrissie's dole money has been stopped pending the enquiry into the 'moonlighting' affair. With no food in the cupboard the scene is set for a showdown with his wife Angie - this, after all, was going to be her time...

Yosser's Story: Once Yosser dreamt of making it big. Now his manic search for work alternates with fruitless efforts to avoid eviction and keep his three children from being taken into care.

George's Last Ride: A lifetime of adversity has left George's beliefs unbroken. When the end comes Chrissie discovers a legacy and finds that something must be said.

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'The Black Stuff' (Play For Today) with audio commentary from writer Alan Bleasdale and director Jim Goddard
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#1
Quality

They just don't make 'em like that anymore
#2
iglimpse
Quality

They just don't make 'em like that anymore


+1
#3
I'd go as far to say that this is the best drama series ever made .

It shows so realistically the despair that the 80's government brought on ordinary families .
#4
PJR;4939146
I'd go as far to say that this is the best drama series ever made .

It shows so realistically the despair that the 80's government brought on ordinary families .


Gis a job
#5
Ahh remeber watching this and reading through the whole script for Year 11 english about 7/8 years ago.

Still have the script book somewhere which I never gave back to the school.

Had my teacher not assigned us "boys from the black" stuff I probably would never have heard of it!

Nice find OP.
banned#6
PJR
I'd go as far to say that this is the best drama series ever made .

It shows so realistically the despair that the 80's government brought on ordinary families .


No it isn't. It's good though. Hot price.
#7
As mini series go they do not come much better than this. A brilliant portrayal of what life was like for those unfortunate people who found themselves without work at the beginning of the 1980's. A depressing testament to the power wielded by political leaders and the total indifference shown by those in work to those without it. All young and sceptical people bored by the stories told them by parents who were affected by events portrayed in this series should take a look see. Then they will realise that the stories they have heard are in fact true. A lesson for all which, when once seen, must never be forgotten. Comedy, pathos, bathos you name it, it has it all. Wonderfully acted. Not a poor performance anywhere to be seen. Has great educational value.
#8
"I can do that, gis a job."
#9
Great series! remember it well as a kid.
#10
FilthAndFurry
No it isn't. It's good though. Hot price.


Yes it is according to my opinion !
#11
great find thanks
banned#12
PJR
Yes it is according to my opinion !


I understand. But it's still wrong.
#13
PJR
I'd go as far to say that this is the best drama series ever made .

It shows so realistically the despair that the 80's government brought on ordinary families .


The original was written in 1978 under a Labour government
#14
I would love to see a spin off of what the boys might be doing today. Then again they are probably still kicking their heels around in the dole office.:whistling:
#15
Gold Feet
The original was written in 1978 under a Labour government


Boys from The Black Stuff is a British television drama series of five episodes, originally transmitted from October 10 to November 7, 1982 on BBC2.

Thatcher was in then , the story line is based on the atrocities she caused , just ask Bleasdale !

The original play was called " The Black Stuff " & had nothing to do with this series at all in as much that it was added in to the DVD package later on in
order to make people aware of why they were in the situation they found themselves in . If you watch the original play they pool all their savings to do a job on the side but get ripped off by gypsies . They are all then sacked by the boss , hence no jobs back in Liverpool .
#16
shakehands
#17
spanktowin
shakehands


Classic
[mod]#18
PJR
Boys from The Black Stuff is a British television drama series of five episodes, originally transmitted from October 10 to November 7, 1982 on BBC2.

Thatcher was in then , the story line is based on the atrocities she caused , just ask Bleasdale !

The original play was called " The Black Stuff " & had nothing to do with this series at all in as much that it was added in to the DVD package later on in
order to make people aware of why they were in the situation they found themselves in . If you watch the original play they pool all their savings to do a job on the side but get ripped off by gypsies . They are all then sacked by the boss , hence no jobs back in Liverpool .


You kind of beat me too it. So all I shall say is......

+1
#19
Timely for this credit crunch :oops:
#20
hot :thumbsup:


Broxy
I would love to see a spin off of what the boys might be doing today. Then again they are probably still kicking their heels around in the dole office.:whistling:




or writing classic drama :)

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