When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 details
|Directors:||Paul Ciappessoni, David Reynolds, Paul Ciappessoni, Ronald Wilson|
|Genres:||Drama, Television - Series/Miniseries|
When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 1
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When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 2
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When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 3
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When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 4
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When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 5
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When The Boat Comes In - Series 1 - Disc 6
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|Run time:||10 hours 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Sep 2003|
Most helpful review
Script is fresh and the acting is excellentBy miggy from Vale of Glamorgan , 01 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Having watched this series the first time round and missed the very last episode, I looked forward to receiving it with mixed feelings. Remembering how much I'd enjoyed it, would I find it dated and old fashioned - would it stand the test of time?
Indeed it did - and subsequent episodes have continued to do so. The script is as fresh as it was then and the acting is excellent - TV drama at its best.
At times funny, at times sad it holds the attention as a social history of its time. Well worth a watch!
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When the boat came inBy Pearson (74 reviews) from Malvern Wells , 31 Oct 2009Viewing a series on DVD 30 years after it was broadcast is rsiky, could rose tinted lenses occasion a feeling of regret. Well not in this case the evocation of poverty, optimism and cynicism is blended into a genuine gripping viewing experience even now. Accents are proper north east and very few of the scenes could now be filmed so much of the old has been swept away in the last few years. Even better than I remember it.
When the boat comes inBy a customer from Isle of Lewis , 17 Aug 2009I watched a few episodes of this way back in the 70s and my memory of the series was good.
I have not been disappointed. The acting is excellent and the story lines are simple but very well thought out. Although each episode is a story in itself you really need to watch the whole thing in order as the stories are chronological. The series has not dated probably due to it being an historical drama to begin with and there are no special effects to show its age. The historical accuracy feels right and gives a real understanding of what life was like in the North East after WW1.
ExcellentBy a customer from Fareham, Hants , 07 Mar 2009This series is well worth your attention. Strong cast headed by James Bolam at his best.
when the boat comes in disc1By mark leather from secret , 03 Mar 2009It's great, takes me straight back to the '70s when these were originally broadcast.
when the boat comes inBy a customer from Worthing , 29 Dec 2008like most of the rest of the reviews i cant fault this series. yes its 30 odd years old and not in full digital splender but that is all part of the charm. its well written and acted with a thought prevoking plot line. very entertaining