Boat Story. Image shows left to right: Janet (Daisy Haggard), Guy (Craig Fairbrass), The Tailor (Tchéky Karyo), Samuel (Paterson Joseph), Pat Tooh (Joanna Scanlan)
Boat Story

Boat Story

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy thriller starring Daisy Haggard and Paterson Joseph as a pair who find a haul of illegal drugs. Also features Tchéky Karyo, Craig Fairbrass, Joanna Scanlan, Ethan Lawrence, Michele Austin and more.

Press clippings

The 50 best TV shows of 2023 - 50 to 41

Featuring Rain Dogs (No. 50), The Change (No. 46) and Boat Story (No. 45).

The Guardian, 1st December 2023

Boat Story review

Violent, far-fetched and extremely watchable.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 28th November 2023

The week in TV: Boat Story; Such Brave Girls

Reviews of two new BBC comedies.

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 26th November 2023

Boat Story's shocking opening leans on one of TV's most irritating clichés

The dark BBC One crime drama opens with a grisly flash-forward. It's a trope that's been used to death in recent years - and viewers are starting to see through it, writes Louis Chilton.

Louis Chilton, The Independent, 21st November 2023

Boat Story review

If Tarantino made a zombie film, you wouldn't see this much gore.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 20th November 2023

Boat Story review

It's weird, violent, funny and heartwarming all at once, all while telling a multi-layered crime story. In short, it's excellent.

Andrew Murray, The Upcoming, 20th November 2023

Boat Story review

Daisy Haggard's hilariously dark drama is worthy of Tarantino or the Coen brothers.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 19th November 2023

Boat Story review

Daisy Haggard and Paterson Joseph are the only reason to watch.

Gerard Gilbert, i Newspaper, 19th November 2023

Boat Story review

BBC's pitch-black comedy falls short of its Coen Brothers ambitions.

Nick Hilton, The Independent, 19th November 2023

Boat Story review

The Williams brothers bring Tarantino-esque gore to Yorkshire.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 19th November 2023

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