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
- Mark Strong mastered a Geordie accent by watching episodes of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (UK).
- Peter Flannery was heavily influenced not only by his own political viewpoints and life experiences, but by the real-life history of his home city of Newcastle during the 1960s and 1970s.
- Daniel Craig and Christopher Eccleston would both go and star as the protagonists of long-running franchises that both started in the 1960s: Christopher Eccleston would be the 9th actor to…
[show]Daniel Craig and Christopher Eccleston would both go and star as the protagonists of long-running franchises that both started in the 1960s: Christopher Eccleston would be the 9th actor to play The Doctor in the long-running BBC science fiction series "Doctor Who", when the series was revived in 2005 and Daniel Craig would go on to play James Bond in the reboot of the James Bond film franchise "Casino Royale" in 2006 and was the 6th actor to play the role.