Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 15, 1996
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC TWO TV Network

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Our Friends in the North (UK)

A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal years, the personal lives of the characters become intertwined with the political struggles of their home town of Newcastle, and the capital, London. We also see the machinations behind the scenes that affect their lives, often for the worse: slum housing projects, police corruption, the rise of Thatcherism, and political sleaze.

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Last Episode

01x09 1995 Aired: Mar. 11, 1996

The year is 1995. Tosker and Elaine are opening a nightclub boat on the Tyne. When Tosker is reunited with Geordie, who has escaped from prison, …

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Completed/Ended
The show had 1 season and 9 episodes air in 1996.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Because of earlier production problems the scenes of the polling station and most of the whole episode had to be shot again, originally this was shot in the winter months, but had to be…
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    Because of earlier production problems the scenes of the polling station and most of the whole episode had to be shot again, originally this was shot in the winter months, but had to be re-shot in the summer months and made to look convincingly like it was cold.
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  • Christoper Eccelstone was originally offered the role of Georgie. He thought the role of Nicky was more interesting.
  • The first director approached to helm the production by Michael Wearing was Danny Boyle. Boyle was keen to direct all nine episodes, which concerned Pattinson as he believed that for one…
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    The first director approached to helm the production by Michael Wearing was Danny Boyle. Boyle was keen to direct all nine episodes, which concerned Pattinson as he believed that for one director to take charge of the entire serial would be too punishing a schedule for whoever was chosen. Boyle had recently completed work on the feature film Shallow Grave, and wanted to see how that film was received before committing to Our Friends in the North. When Shallow Grave proved to be a critical success and enabled Boyle to enter pre-production on Trainspotting, he withdrew from Our Friends in the North. Sir Peter Hall was also briefly considered, but he too had other production commitments.
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