Oct. 10, 1982
55 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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Boys from the Blackstuff (UK)

Boys from The Black Stuff follows five unemployed tarmac layers ('the black stuff') after losing their jobs. Set in Liverpool, each episode focuses on a different member of the group. The series was highly acclaimed for its powerful and emotional depiction of the desperation wreaked by high unemployment and a subsequent lack of social support. A spinoff from a BBC Play for Today "The Black Stuff"


Boys from the Blackstuff (UK) Season 1 (1982)

1x01 1 1x01 Jobs for the Boys (55 mins.)
- The boys take a cash-in-hand job on a building site whilst still claiming unemployment benefit. Typical of the show's humour, it is later revealed that the building being renovated ...
Oct. 10, 1982
1x02 1 1x02 Moonlighter (58 mins.)
- Dixie Dean (Tom Georgeson) has a new position as a security guard, where he is strongarmed into accepting bribes for allowing the removal of goods under his charge in a docked ...
Oct. 17, 1982
1x03 1 1x03 Shop Thy Neighbour (60 mins.)
- This episode concentrates on Chrissie (Michael Angelis) and the domestic pressure unemployment and the attentions of the benefit fraud officers place on him and his wife (Julie ...
Oct. 24, 1982
1x04 1 1x04 Yosser's Story
- This is probably the most often cited episode of the series. It follows Yosser's struggle to prevent losing his children (who are played by Alan Bleasdale's own children) to ...
Oct. 31, 1982
1x05 1 1x05 George's Last Ride
- In this episode we find out something of George's politically active past. His trip (Chrissie wheeling him in his chair through the docks) leads him to reminisce about his ...
Nov. 07, 1982
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