Every month our Heritage Club covers fascinating topics, with local interest.
Join writer Peter Mitchell when he looks at both his and his father's writings. James Mitchell created some compelling viewing with the television series "When the Boat Comes In" and "Callan", and wrote many other television scripts. Peter was director of programmes at Tyne Tees TV until 1997 and then ran independent production company Zenith North before setting up his own company. Now, though, he's a writer like his dad. In 2017 he breathed new life into his father's much loved creation, writing a novel called "Jack High", which he called "a When the Boat Comes In novel" and published it himself. This had its world premiere at the Customs House, in August 2018 and, while it inevitably appealed to those who remembered the original show, it also introduced a new generation to Jack and the Seatons. This is being followed up this September by "When The Boat Comes In Part 2: The Hungry Years" which will be performed at the Customs House.
Tickets are available at The Word priced at £1.50.