When the Boat Comes In

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When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. read more
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When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.

Original Release

01/08/1976 on BBC

Cast

James Bolam Jack Ford
James Garbutt Bill Seaton
Jean Heywood Bella Seaton
John Nightingale Tom Seaton
Edward Wilson Billy Seaton
Malcolm Terris Matt Headley
Susan Jameson Jessie Seaton
Basil Henson Sir Horatio Manners
Geoffrey Rose Arthur Ashton
Lois Baxter Lady Caroline
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Back to Dear Old Blighty Tuesday, 17 February 1981
2 A Gift from Heaven Tuesday, 24 February 1981
3 A Medal for the Argentine Tuesday, 03 March 1981
4 Flies and Spiders Tuesday, 10 March 1981
5 Oh, My Charming Billy Boy Tuesday, 17 March 1981
6 Friends, Romans, Countrymen Tuesday, 24 March 1981
7 The Bright Young Things Tuesday, 31 March 1981
8 Action! Tuesday, 07 April 1981
9 Comrades in Arms Tuesday, 14 April 1981
10 Roll of Honour Tuesday, 21 April 1981
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