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Who is Yosser Hughes?


"Boys from the blackstuff". He was so willing to do anything that he
would say he could do it even if he had never seen an item being done
before.
" Go oan gies a job. I can do that".

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Who is Yosser Hughes?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes

You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
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Who is Yosser Hughes?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes

You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
Hughes in "Yosser's Story". It's not available on iPlayer, unfortunately.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc57s

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Who is Yosser Hughes?


"Boys from the blackstuff".* He was so willing to do anything that he
would say he could do it even if he had never seen an item being done
before.
" Go oan gies a job. I can do that".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObZJN9zDtA



Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?
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On 22/04/2021 19:12, ARW wrote:

http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/File:****wall.jpg


Who is Yosser Hughes?


"Boys from the blackstuff".* He was so willing to do anything that he
would say he could do it even if he had never seen an item being done
before.
" Go oan gies a job. I can do that".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObZJN9zDtA



Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?


Acting the ****** on purpose?

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On 22/04/2021 20:30, SH wrote:
On 22/04/2021 19:12, ARW wrote:

http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/File:****wall.jpg

Who is Yosser Hughes?

"Boys from the blackstuff".* He was so willing to do anything that he
would say he could do it even if he had never seen an item being done
before.
" Go oan gies a job. I can do that".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObZJN9zDtA



Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?


Acting the ****** on purpose?



I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?

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Who is Yosser Hughes?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes

You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
Hughes in "Yosser's Story". It's not available on iPlayer, unfortunately.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc57s

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc6k4


I see they've got all five of the BFTB episodes. Bookmarked for future
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Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?


Acting the ****** on purpose?


I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?


Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?

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Perhaps we are from two different generations?


Goodness. You are so old that you don't know how to do
a search on the internet!?

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SH wrote:

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Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?

Acting the ****** on purpose?


I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?


Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?

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A tv programme showing a team of scousers as they really are.


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SH wrote:

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On 22/04/2021 21:20, SH wrote:

Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?

Acting the ****** on purpose?
I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?

Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?

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A tv programme showing a team of scousers as they really are.

When were these broadcast originally?

1982
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* SH wrote:
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* On 22/04/2021 21:20, SH wrote:
* Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?
* Acting the ****** on purpose?
I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?
* Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?
* Chris
A tv programme showing a team of scousers as they really are.

When were these broadcast originally?

1982


Ah. I wasn't in the country then

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I couldn't do that.

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10/10 for effort, 0/10 for results.

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Well at least the brick courses are level and not following
the slope of the pavement.

Apart from the gate pier, how many pillars are there behind what
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* SH wrote:
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* On 22/04/2021 21:20, SH wrote:
* Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?
* Acting the ****** on purpose?
I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?
* Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?
* Chris
A tv programme showing a team of scousers as they really are.
When were these broadcast originally?

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Ah. I wasn't in the country then


Are you an illegal immigrant then ?.
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Gypsies from Liverpool.

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Who is Yosser Hughes?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes

You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
Hughes in "Yosser's Story". It's not available on iPlayer,
unfortunately.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc57s

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc6k4


I see they've got all five of the BFTB episodes. Bookmarked for future
viewing.


you better be quick, now it's announced that they are there, they wont be
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"I could do that"...


I'm actually quire impressed with it

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On 22/04/2021 20:30, SH wrote:
On 22/04/2021 19:12, ARW wrote:

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Who is Yosser Hughes?


"Boys from the blackstuff".* He was so willing to do anything that he
would say he could do it even if he had never seen an item being done
before.
" Go oan gies a job. I can do that".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aObZJN9zDtA



Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?


Blackstuff is road surfacing material (Tarmac) originally they had
been a gang of labourers who topped roads (so not the brightest of bulbs
but willing [in some cases more than] to labour).


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"I could do that"...


I'm actually quire impressed with it

it's much better than I could do

Down the road, some eastern Europeans are working on what I think will
be a block paved drive when they've finished, but they are being
really thorough with it, digging it out quite deeply. They've
alreadyspent three weeks on it and sent three skips of old tarmac and
earth out. And they've taken off the top layer of tarmac from the
pavement, which I guess was on the owner's instructions.
I've just seen them using a laser level, which I've never seen with
local paviers.
If it does finish up block paved it'll be suitable for parking a tank
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The Natural Philosopher was thinking very hard :
Ah. I wasn't in the country then


You need to watch it, it was a short series and very funny in a strange
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http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/File:****wall.jpg


Who is Yosser Hughes?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes
You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
Hughes in "Yosser's Story". It's not available on iPlayer,
unfortunately.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc57s
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc6k4


I see they've got all five of the BFTB episodes. Bookmarked for future
viewing.


Try not to watch them without first having seen the original one-off
film "The Blackstuff" (hence "The Boys From").

It was shown (IIRC) in 1980. Written by the same writer and with largely
the same cast. It paints a background you need to know to get the most
out of TBFTB.

"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and travelling
by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for most of the
action).

The later series was set entirely back in Liverpool.

The DVD box set contains the original film as well as the series.



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"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and
travelling by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for
most of the action).


IIRC the bulk of the action was somewhere on Teesside, not that it
alters the story at all.

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10/10 for effort, 0/10 for results.

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Well at least the brick courses are level and not following
the slope of the pavement.

Apart from the gate pier, how many pillars are there behind what
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"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and
travelling by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for
most of the action).


IIRC the bulk of the action was somewhere on Teesside, not that it
alters the story at all.



The wall Yosser badly built was filmed in Liverpool. It was the building
site of a new hospital at the end of Edgeware Road.
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If it does finish up block paved it'll be suitable for parking a tank.


Perhaps that's the idea.


Could be a SUDS-compliant system. House up the road from me had
this done. There is about 18 inches of something larger than pea-
shingle supporting the blocks which have bigger 'nibs' and are
surrounded by granular material in the larger gap twixt blocks.
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Whats "Boys from the Blackstuff"?

Acting the ****** on purpose?


I've genuinely never heard of the "Boys from the blackstuff"

Perhaps we are from two different generations?


Maybe, but you must have heard of Google?



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Perhaps that's the idea.


Maybe not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpNQbwWP3hQ



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"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and
travelling by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for
most of the action).


IIRC the bulk of the action was somewhere on Teesside, not that it
alters the story at all.

The wall Yosser badly built was filmed in Liverpool.


All of the series was made in Liverpool. Offhand, I can't think of a
scene set elsewhere.

It was the building
site of a new hospital at the end of Edgeware Road.


:-)

Not quite!

The hospital is on the other side of the main road. There is no Edgeware
Road (nor even an Edgware Road) in Liverpool.

I am familiar with the location (Prescot Street, L7) - it was very local
to us as children. AAMOF, the building in whose "grounds" the wall was
erected (and inside which was the balustrade to which an escape rope was
attached) was the old Harper Street Police Station and Bridewell, on a
familiar route from primary school to the local woodwork centre a half
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If it does finish up block paved it'll be suitable for parking a tank.


Perhaps that's the idea.


Maybe not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpNQbwWP3hQ


Thats not a tank, its a bridge. Unlike they need one where he is.

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"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and
travelling by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for
most of the action).


IIRC the bulk of the action was somewhere on Teesside, not that it
alters the story at all.

The wall Yosser badly built was filmed in Liverpool.


All of the series was made in Liverpool. Offhand, I can't think of a
scene set elsewhere.

It was the building site of a new hospital at the end of Edgeware Road.


:-)

Not quite!

The hospital is on the other side of the main road. There is no Edgeware
Road (nor even an Edgware Road) in Liverpool.

I am familiar with the location (Prescot Street, L7) - it was very local
to us as children. AAMOF, the building in whose "grounds" the wall was
erected (and inside which was the balustrade to which an escape rope was
attached) was the old Harper Street Police Station and Bridewell, on a
familiar route from primary school to the local woodwork centre a half
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Ta. And it is 30 years since I was last the-)

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"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and
travelling by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for
most of the action).


IIRC the bulk of the action was somewhere on Teesside, not that it
alters the story at all.

The wall Yosser badly built was filmed in Liverpool.


All of the series was made in Liverpool. Offhand, I can't think of a
scene set elsewhere.

It was the building site of a new hospital at the end of Edgeware Road.


:-)

Not quite!

The hospital is on the other side of the main road. There is no Edgeware
Road (nor even an Edgware Road) in Liverpool.

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http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/File:****wall.jpg


Who is Yosser Hughes?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosser_Hughes
You won't see a finer acting performance than Bernard Hill as Yosser
Hughes in "Yosser's Story". It's not available on iPlayer,
unfortunately.


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc57s
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7fc6k4


I see they've got all five of the BFTB episodes. Bookmarked for future
viewing.


Try not to watch them without first having seen the original one-off
film "The Blackstuff" (hence "The Boys From").

It was shown (IIRC) in 1980. Written by the same writer and with largely
the same cast. It paints a background you need to know to get the most
out of TBFTB.


I saw the original and the series that followed when it was first shown
in the early 80s.

The original was shown on BBC4 last November. I've still got the
recording, so I'll watch that first.

Although all the episodes had their amusing bits, they were, if I
remember correctly, very hard watching at times, particularly "Yosser's
Story". Light entertainment it most certainly wasn't!

"The Blackstuff" depicted the gang mustering in Liverpool and travelling
by crewbus to Yorkshire (Leeds, I think - the setting for most of the
action).

The later series was set entirely back in Liverpool.

The DVD box set contains the original film as well as the series.


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