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Our Friends in the North (1996– )

TV Mini-series | 623 min | Drama

A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal years (1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1987,...See moreA nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends, Nicky, Geordie, Mary, and Tosker, from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal years (1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1987, and 1995) the personal lives of the characters become intertwined with the political struggles of their home town of Newcastle, and the capital, London. We also see the machinations behind the scenes that affect their lives, often for the worse: slum housing projects, police corruption, the rise of Thatcherism, political sleaze, and specific events like the 1984 Miners' Strike. Written by Alasdair Mackenzie See less
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Updated Jan 15, 1996

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Sep 30, 1999 (United States)

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Christopher Eccleston
Nicky Hutchinson Nicky Hutchinson   See fewer
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Mark Strong
Tosker Cox Tosker Cox   See fewer
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Gina McKee
Mary Cox / Mary Soulsby Mary Cox / Mary Soulsby   See fewer
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Daniel Craig
Geordie Peacock Geordie Peacock   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Felix Hutchinson Felix Hutchinson   See fewer
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David Bradley
Eddie Wells Eddie Wells   See fewer
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Freda Dowie
Florrie Hutchinson Florrie Hutchinson   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Austin Donohue Austin Donohue   See fewer
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Malcolm McDowell
Benny Barratt Benny Barratt   See fewer
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Danny Webb
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David Schofield
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Geoffrey Hutchings
John Edwards John Edwards   See fewer
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Donald Sumpter
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Frank Couchman
Patrick Soulsby Patrick Soulsby   See fewer
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Daniel Casey
Anthony Cox Anthony Cox   See fewer
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Rod Culbertson
Bede Connor Bede Connor   See fewer
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Tony Haygarth
Roy Johnson Roy Johnson   See fewer
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8.7 / 10 | 1,356 votes