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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  • The scale of the miniseries required BBC Two controller Michael Jackson (II) to devote a budget of £8 million to the production, which was half of his channel's drama serials budget for the…
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    The scale of the miniseries required BBC Two controller Michael Jackson (II) to devote a budget of £8 million to the production, which was half of his channel's drama serials budget for the entire year.
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  • Christopher Eccleston and Gina McKee were both born in 1964, the year the first episode is set.
  • Producer Charles Pattinson attempted to gain co-production funding from overseas broadcasters, but none were interested; Pattinson believed that this was because the story was so much about…
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    Producer Charles Pattinson attempted to gain co-production funding from overseas broadcasters, but none were interested; Pattinson believed that this was because the story was so much about Britain, and therefore of limited appeal to other countries.
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