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    Sam

    Season 1 1973

    • 1973-06-11T23:00:00Z on ITV
    • 60 mins
    • 13 hours, 0 mins
    • United Kingdom
    • English
    • Drama

    Sam Wilson’s mother Dora has left her husband and taken Sam back with her to her hometown of Skellerton, a Yorkshire mining village.

    13 episodes

    1x01 A Way of Life

    • Series Premiere

      1973-06-11T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam and his mother arrive in Skellerton and try to settle in with their relatives.

    1x02 Poor Law

    • 1973-06-18T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    The Labour Exchange is looking for Sam’s mother. Sam is taken on a tour of the local pit by his grandfather.

    1x03 Leaving Home

    • 1973-06-25T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam is bullied at school. Sam’s mother starts a new relationship with Alan. Sam doesn’t like this and runs away.

    1x05 A Day to Remember

    • 1973-07-10T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam is taken on a day out to the seaside.

    1x06 The Cost of Living

    • 1973-07-17T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam’s mother and new partner set up a family home.

    1x07 Out of the Blue

    • 1973-07-24T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam’s family come under pressure from the disapproving locals.

    1x08 United We Stand

    • 1973-07-30T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam discovers a book written by his father. The pit workers are given notice.

    1x09 The Beginning of Winter

    • 1973-08-06T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam's mother falls pregnant. Sam’s father sends a letter asking for money to be sent to him so that he can come home from Canada.

    1x10 Where the Heart Is

    • 1973-08-13T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Dora passes away in hospital giving birth to a son, Leslie. Alan, devastated, decides to go south to look for work, leaving his mother to care for the baby. Sam’s uncle George goes with him.

    1x11 Home From Home

    • 1973-08-20T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Frank is worried about Sam’s education and his grandfather wants to send him to a charity boarding school. Alan and George are disillusioned in the south and George returns home.

    1x12 No Going Back

    • 1973-08-27T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam is at boarding school, hating it and longing to go home, but can’t, because of a diphtheria outbreak in Skellerton. After a fight at the school, he runs away and walks the fifty miles home.

    1x13 Breadwinners

    • 1973-09-03T23:00:00Z — 60 mins

    Sam’s uncle Toby sets up a garment factory in the old chapel, providing work for the women of Skellerton, leaving the men at home. Sam finally goes down the pit with his grandfather.

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