Boys from the Blackstuff 13 July 2022: Wednesday on BBC Four
Yosser’s Story – Episode 4 of 5 – After his wife leaves him, Yosser Hughes struggles to hold his family together. But with no work and the police and social services closing in, he is driven towards a final desperate act. Bernard Hill’s moving portrayal of a man who has hit rock bottom earned him a BAFTA award for best actor.
George’s Last Ride – Episode 5 of 5 – After his operation, George Malone walks out of hospital in his pyjamas. Chrissie, Loggo and George’s sons return him, but he later leaves again. His wife knows that he wishes to die at home, so Chrissie takes George out in a wheelchair to the docks where he once worked.
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Alan Bleasdale’s acclaimed drama series is an astute social commentary about life in recession-hit Britain in the Thatcher era.
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.