When the Boat Comes In The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England in the 1920s. The memorable traditional tune "When The Boat Comes In" was adapted by David Fanshawe for the title theme of the series.
Dirty Tricks (2000) Martin Clunes stars in this darkly comic romp as an Oxford tutor who could be an awfully charming murderer ... at least, that's how it looks to the casual observer when the women he beds (including Julie Graham and Lindsay Duncan) turn up dead. But with a bumbling detective (James Bolam) on the case, it could take a while for the evidence to add up. This International Emmy Award-winning British miniseries is based on a novel by Michael Dibdin.