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
- Christoper Eccelstone was originally offered the role of Georgie. He thought the role of Nicky was more interesting.
- 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.
- Christoper Eccelstone drew inspiration for his performance as the older Nicky from Peter Flannery himself, basing aspects of his characterisation on Flannery's personality and even wearing…
[show]Christoper Eccelstone drew inspiration for his performance as the older Nicky from Peter Flannery himself, basing aspects of his characterisation on Flannery's personality and even wearing some of the writer's own colourful shirts.