Episode guide

When The Boat Comes In

When The Boat Comes In

  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep1/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep2/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep3/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep4/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep5/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep6/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep7/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep8/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep9/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep10/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep11/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep12/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • When the Boat comes in- Series 2:Ep13/13

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
When the Boat Comes In

Series 1

When the Boat Comes In

  • A Land Fit for Heroes and Idiots

    Period drama series set in post-World War I north-east England. Sergeant Jack Ford returns to his home town and falls for an outspoken teacher.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Say Hello... Say Tirra

    Likely Lad James Bolam stars in this period drama set in 1920s north-east England. Bella takes orphaned Harry under her wing, while Mary goes into labour.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Fish in Woolly Jumpers

    Classic drama series about the homecoming of a World War I veteran. The miners' strike passes a month. Mary refuses to accept the severity of her illness.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Swords and Pickhandles

    'Likely Lad' James Bolam stars here as Jack Ford, a WWI veteran returning to his poverty-stricken home town. Jessie suspects that Tom is strike-breaking.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Coal Comfort

    Drama series set in a post-World War I mining town. Times are hard as the strike runs into its second month and Billy is caught trying to break into the coal yard.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Empire Day on the Slag Heap

    The much-loved 70s drama series continues. The miners' strike comes to an unsatisfactory end and the residents of Gallowshields mark Empire Day.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A First Time for Everything

    Real-life husband and wife James Bolam and Susan Jameson lead a fine cast in this classic drama series. Jack and Dolly prepare for their wedding.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Paddy Boyle's Discharge

    Period drama starring James Bolam as Jack Ford, a World War I veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken home town. There is bad news about Mary.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Angel on Horseback

    Vintage 70s drama penned by the late James Mitchell. Bill grows jealous of Bella's closeness to an ailing Mick, while Tom and Rosie discuss wedding plans.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • King for a Day

    James 'New Tricks' Bolam stars as returning war hero Jack Ford in James Mitchell's drama series. Manners visits Jack and the pregnant Dolly, offering Jack a job.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Happy New Year, Some Say

    It's New Year's Eve in the gritty drama series set in 1920s North-East England, and party hosts Jessie and Arthur prepare for their guests.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Heads You Win, Tails I Lose

    An ex-sergeant returns to his native Tyneside in this drama series set in the 1920s. Jack tries to arrange a safe passage to the docks for Tom.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Kind-Hearted Rat with a Lifebelt

    The tense first series finale of this cherished 70s drama sees Jack at odds with the branch committee chairman - and in trouble with the law.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
When the Boat Comes In

Series 2

When the Boat Comes In

  • Ask for Tuppence, Take a Penny

    James Mitchell's saga of life on Tyneside between the wars. Jack is appointed as an official union representative, with Matt as his deputy.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Tram Ride to the Bluebell

    James Bolam heads the cast in James Mitchell's drama series set on inter-war Tyneside. Jack and Matt are knee-deep in union problems.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Pillowful of Buttercups

    James Bolam heads the cast in this 70s drama series. Billy returns home as a qualified doctor whilst Jack has a visit from a troubled old army pal.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Roubles for the Promised Land

    James Mitchell's saga of life on Tyneside between the wars. Tom meets a Russian who is looking for Sergeant Ford in a local working man's hostel.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Some Bulbs to Keep the Garden Bright

    Period drama series famed for its iconic theme music - David Fanshawe's Dance Ti Thy Daddy. Les wants Jack's help in exposing a local scandal.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • God and Love and Wellesley Street

    James Bolam stars in this well-acted saga of life in interwar England. Tom meets a rich lady who is looking for her father and agrees to help.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Whatever Made You Think the War Was Over?

    James Mitchell's much-hailed 70s drama series. Sir Horatio Manners calls in his favour from Jack - and Jack pays him back with interest.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Ladies, Women, Sweethearts and Wives

    Period drama series set on Tyneside. Bill sets up shop in Gallowshields. Jack and Dolly prepare for an evening with the Duke of Bedlington.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • After the Bonfire

    James Mitchell's story of life in North-East England between the wars follows the fortunes of ex-soldier Jack Ford. Jack develops a taste for the high life.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Wreath with Our Names On

    Drama unfolds in the revered 70s series as an accident at Lewis Bishop Ship Yard leaves one of the fitters badly hurt.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • The Way It Was in Murmansk

    Classic British drama series, set on Tyneside during the interwar period. Jack is in demand to speak up for local electoral candidate Geordie Watson.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • In the Front Line You Get Shot At

    Penultimate episode of the second series of James Mitchell's northern drama. Jack's loyalties are put to the test, while Bella is taken ill.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • The Simple Pleasures of the Rich

    The struggles of the working classes between the two World Wars are captured in the vintage drama series. Jack resigns as Secretary for the Union.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
When the Boat Comes In

Series 3

When the Boat Comes In

  • A House Divided

    The curtain-raiser to the third series of James Mitchell's acclaimed saga. Jack is injured after demolishing Mandrake Place, Sir Horatio Manners' country house.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Tiger, a Lamb and a Basket of Fruit

    Jack is beaten up by thugs, but knows which 'posh fellas' sent them. Susan Jameson and James Bolam are amongst the familiar faces on show here.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • My Bonnie Lass, Goodbye

    It's grim up north in James Mitchell's period drama. Arthur tells Jessie that they are moving to Kent. Sir Horatio outwits Jack and refuses to pay him.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Ticket to Care for the Wounded

    Drama series set on Tyneside in the years between the wars. Tongues wag as to why Jack is taking so long in Scarborough, as he seeks out a divorce.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Travel Light, Travel Far

    Ex-sergeant Jack Ford adjusts to life in his poverty-stricken hometown after World War I. Jack attempts to ensure the jobs of his union men are safe.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Requiem for a Loser

    Impoverished Tyneside is the setting for this treasured drama series. Jack needs more photographic evidence in order to secure his divorce from Dolly.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Debts Owed, Debts Paid

    Class struggle abounds in James Mitchell's period drama. Jack continues his social climbing, mingling with the Duke of Bedlington and Lady Caroline.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • The Empire Builders

    Classic drama series. The battle lines are drawn as Matt and Jack come up against businessmen in their bid to purchase property in Wellesley Street.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Look Up and See the Sky

    'Likely Lad' James Bolam takes the lead role in the drama series originally aired in the 1970s. The battle for Wellesley Street continues.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Letters from Afar

    James Bolam stars as WWI veteran Jack Ford in James Mitchell's drama series. Matt has union problems. Billy is hopeful that he's found a new site for his clinic.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • The Father of Lies

    Drama series set on Tyneside in the years between the wars. Jack returns from London to discover Billy has been given a warehouse by Mr Ryder.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Diamond Cut Diamond

    Drama series set on impoverished Tyneside during the interwar period. Dolly and Tom's baby is christened. Mr Seaton goes to hospital to have his operation.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Marriage and a Massacre

    Period drama penned by the late James Mitchell. Jack returns home from the cruise. Lady Caroline announces that she is to marry.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • High Life and Hunger

    Jack helps the Duke of Bedlington to find out who's behind the threats. Northener James Bolam takes the lead role in James Mitchell's long-running saga.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Please Say Goodbye before You Go

    Classic period drama. Jack pursues Billy's girl - just to spite him! The wrongdoers behind the threats to the Duke and Lady Caroline are caught.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
When the Boat Comes In

Series 4

When the Boat Comes In

  • Back to Dear Old Blighty

    The curtain raiser of the fourth and final series of the long-running drama. After six years in America, Jack Ford returns to Britain in unexpected style.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Gift from Heaven

    Period drama set in the north-east of England. Jack returns to Gallowshields to seek help from an old friend but is shocked to hear news of a death.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • A Medal for the Argentine

    Depression-era Tyneside is the setting for James Mitchell's gritty drama. Jack discusses an Argentinian deal that would revive the shipyard.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Flies and Spiders

    Love is in the air for Jack as he finds romance with well-bred socialist Margaret. Meanwhile, Jack wheels and deals with the South Americans. James Bolam stars.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Oh, My Charming Billy Boy

    Classic British period drama series, set on struggling Tyneside during the interwar period. Jack answers a call for help for Sarah's sake.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen

    'Likely Lad' James Bolam demonstrates his versatility in the classic drama. Now settled in London, Jack's fortunes are still tied up on Tyneside.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • The Bright Young Things

    Long-running period drama series set in the turbulent decades between the two World Wars. Jack is lured into a risky deal by a fellow entrepreneur.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Action!

    James Mitchell's saga of life on Tyneside between the wars follows the fortunes of Jack Ford. Jack's loyalties are tested when he gets an invitation from an old friend.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Comrades in Arms

    James Bolam heads the cast in this saga of life in interwar England. In the series' penultimate episode, Jack is presented with a challenge from his old adversary.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled
  • Roll of Honour

    The last ever episode of James Mitchell's much-loved period drama series. Jack and his comrades arrive in Spain, having elected to fight in the Spanish Civil War.

    Not scheduled
    Not scheduled