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    Paper Lads (The): The Complete Series




    The Paper Lads

    This fondly remembered family series from Tyne Tees follows the adventures of J.G., Ian, Gog, Baz and Sam – teenagers on a paper round for their local newsagent, Jack Crawford. Retired policeman Jack always tells the lads (and lass) to keep their eyes open as they go about their rounds; as a result they often discover the news, as well as deliver it!

    Filmed among the terraced streets of Gateshead and featuring humorous, exciting scripts – several garnering a Writer’s Guild Award (Best Children’s Writer) for playwright and screenwriter William Corlett – The Paper Lads ran for two series and this set contains all 14 episodes.

    The Paper Lads

      • Catalogue Number : 7953914
      • Available Since : 24/04/2013
      • Classification PG
      • Number of Discs 2
      • Picture 1.33:1 / Colour
      • Sound Mono / English
      • Subtitles None
      • Region 2 / PAL
      • Time 350 mins approx
      Grade 
      Matthew K
      09/1/2013

      Making their entrance and reading their lines

      A quietly remarkable series from Tyne Tees which in fourteen episodes never quite spread its wings in the way it could have done with more time and money. Midweek in an afternoon slot vacated by The Tomorrow People repeats was not the programme's natural home; perhaps it would have been more suited to the 'youth' strand ITV maintained for a few years on Sunday afternoons. There's sometimes a tension between the contemporary and a timeless, mythic working-class Tyneside based on a reality which was in the process of being swept away, but the scripts are strong - as one would expect of writers such as Ian Cullen, William Corlett and William Humble - if sometimes individual authorship triumphs over continuity of character and setting.

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      Paper Lads (The): The Complete Series

      Paper Lads (The): The Complete Series

      This fondly remembered family series from Tyne Tees follows the adventures of J.G., Ian, Gog, Baz and Sam – teenagers on a paper round for their local newsagent, Jack Crawford.

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