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When the Boat Comes In

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When the Boat Comes In is a British period drama. It was made by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The show stars James Bolam as Jack Ford. Ford is a First World War veteran who returns to his hometown of Gallowshield in the North East of England. Gallowshield is not actually real. In the show, it has a lot of poverty. The show talks about political problems in the 1920s and 1930s, after World War I but before World War II. It shows how these problems affect Ford and the other characters.