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.
Last Episode01x09 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, …
Series Fun Facts
- 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…
[show]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.
- Mark Strong revealed in an interview that Christopher Eccleston took a dislike to him, and outside of their scenes together the pair did not speak for the entire production.
- Mark Strong mastered a Geordie accent by watching episodes of Auf Wiedersehen Pet.