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Drama examining the politics and change across Britain from the Sixties to the Nineties seen through the varying fortunes of four friends.

BritBox
1 Season, 9 Episodes
January 15, 1996
8.7/10
Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig
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  • 1995: Florrie has died, Nicky has come back to his roots and Mary; Geordie has become an alcoholic and Tosker realises his dream of a floating nightclub.

  • 1987: On the night of the 1987 hurricane Nicky leaves Mary; Tosker and Elaine, broken by the Stockmarket crash find comfort in each other and Eddie Wells dies of a heart attack.

  • 1984: The miners' strike dominates both the country and the lives of the four friends.

  • 1979: As a new decade approaches, the friends are divided again. Nicky stands for Parliament, Tosker falls in love with the woman of his dreams and Geordie begins to deal in drugs.

  • 1974: The world has turned sour for the four friends. Geordie is in jail, while Tosker works in a sausage factory. Tosker and Mary's marriage is a sham.

  • 1970: Geordie works in Barratt's porn empire, Nicky is a politcal activist - the reunion is disaster. Both wanted by the police. Tosker is a businessman, Mary a local politician.

  • 1967: Geordie flirts with danger in his affair with Barratt's mistress. Mary and Tosker's flat and marriage are both falling apart.

  • 1966: While Harold Wilson and The Beatles rule England, everything has changed for the four from Newcastle.

  • 1964: While Nicky decides he wants to change the world and Geordie heads for London, Mary and Tosker make a life changing mistake.

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