1979 (1996)

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Sixth part of a nine part drama. Tosker and Mary's marriage is now all but over and they only stay together because of the children. Nicky campaigns strongly in the local Labour party and is selected as Labour candidate for a safe seat in the 1979 general election. However he is up against Tory candidate Claudia Seabrook, daughter of Claud Seabrook, whose campaign agents are determined to destroy him by slurs and digging up details of his radical past. Geordie is selling drugs for bent Newcastle policemen and living in the flat next door to Nicky. Young Anthony feels alienated from his family and is discovered by the police in Geordie's flat, drunk and waving a gun. Later, frustrated and angry he vandalises one of the allotments, but later apologises and begins a tentative friendship with the retired policeman whose allotment he damaged. At a disco Tosker meets Elaine and falls in love and he finally leaves Mary. Geordie goes on the run again. Nicky also finds he has nothing to stay for anymore as his political plans have been ruined, the hated flats whose demolition he fought for have finally been demolished and Mary wants to continue her life again without him, putting the needs of her children first.

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