Boys from the Blackstuff 6 July 2022: Wednesday on BBC Four

Boys from the Blackstuff 6 July 2022: Wednesday on BBC Four 11Jobs for the Boys – Episode 1 of 5 – Alan Bleasdale’s acclaimed drama series – following on from his play The Black Stuff – is an astute social commentary about life in recession-hit Britain in the Thatcher era. Chrissie, Dixie, Yosser, Loggo and George sign on at the benefit office before heading off for some short-term work for the builder Malloy. The conversion job turns out to be the future new offices of the DHSS. Unfortunately, DHSS officials Moss and Lawton suspect their scam and are determined to catch them in the act. Ineptitude on several sides, however, leads to tragedy.

Moonlighter – Episode 2 of 5 – Dixie Dean, working at night in the port as a security guard, is strongarmed into accepting bribes for allowing the removal of goods under his charge in a docked ship. Chrissie, Loggo and George, the other members of the original gang, meet up prior to Snowy Malone’s funeral.

Shop Thy Neighbour – Episode 3 of 5 – Alan Bleasdale’s acclaimed drama series, an astute social commentary about life in recession-hit Britain in the Thatcher era. Chrissie and his wife Angie are driven to despair by money problems and hounding by the Department of Employment investigators.



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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.

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