When the Boat Comes In (1976–1981)
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Six years have passed. Jack has lost his wealth from boot-legging in the Wall Street Crash and, in debt to gangsters, flees New York as a stowaway on a cargo ship. Arriving in Liverpool ... See full summary »

Director:

David Askey

Writer:

James Mitchell
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Episode complete credited cast:
James Bolam ... Jack Ford
Bernard Horsfall ... Rowse
Jeremy Child ... Canon Penfold
David Graham ... Morty Black
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... Trudi Black
Bill Dean ... Stobbs
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Captain Moore
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ... Starkie
Steven Crossey Steven Crossey ... Foreman Docker
Lionel Stevens Lionel Stevens ... Head Waiter

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Six years have passed. Jack has lost his wealth from boot-legging in the Wall Street Crash and, in debt to gangsters, flees New York as a stowaway on a cargo ship. Arriving in Liverpool with little money he meets the kindly Canon Penfold, who gets him manual work and a room in a hostel. However he has to share with Charlie Rowse, a bullying, embittered ex-teacher who forces him to drink and beats him up. Finally Jack hits back at him and quits the hostel. A chance meeting with Morty Black, an old business friend from New York, gives him the means to head back to Gallowshield. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 February 1981 (UK) See more »

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