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
- Christopher Eccleston and Daniel Craig later costarred in Elizabeth.
- Christopher Eccleston was originally offered the role of Georgie. He thought the role of Nicky was more interesting.
- The speaking cast numbered 160; more than 3000 extras were used, and filming took place across 40 weeks, from November 1994 until September 1995.