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

Top Contributors

Our Friends in the North (UK) tv show photo

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.

Our Friends in the North (UK) - 01x09 1995 Screenshot
1 star2 star3 star4 star5 star

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, …

Next Episode

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

Character Guide

View All [4]

Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • 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.
  • In 1989, Michael Wearing was made Head of Serials at the BBC. This new seniority eventually allowed him to further the cause of Our Friends in the North, and Peter Flannery also wrote to the…
    [show]
    In 1989, Michael Wearing was made Head of Serials at the BBC. This new seniority eventually allowed him to further the cause of Our Friends in the North, and Peter Flannery also wrote to the BBC's then Managing Director of Television, Will Wyatt, "accusing him of cowardice for not approving it." The BBC were concerned not only with the budget and resources that would be required to produce the serial, but also with potential legal issues, due to the basing of so much of the background story on real-life events and people. According to The Observer newspaper, one senior BBC lawyer, Glen Del Medico, even threatened to resign if the production was made, while others tried to persuade Flannery to reset the piece "in a fictional country called Albion rather than Britain."
    [hide]
  • Christopher Eccleston was particularly concerned about being able to successfully perform with the Newcastle Geordie accent, and did not even attempt the accent at his audition, concentrating…
    [show]
    Christopher Eccleston was particularly concerned about being able to successfully perform with the Newcastle Geordie accent, and did not even attempt the accent at his audition, concentrating instead on characterisation
    [hide]
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.