Aired Friday March 8, 7:25pm - 8:45pmon Sky Atlantic

Boardwalk Empire

Series 1 Episode 1: Boardwalk Empire

Enoch `Nucky' Thompson addresses the Temperance League, spinning a tale of a young boy who struggled to feed his family. The desperate boy, who turns out to be Nucky himself, killed rats so his family had something to eat. With Prohibition just hours away, people are stocking up on alcohol, a funeral procession for `John Barleycorn', a giant liquor bottle in a casket, marks the end of an era.

Crime drama
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Cast and crew
  • Martin ScorseseDirector
  • Tim Van PattenDirector
  • Jeremy PodeswaDirector
  • Alan TaylorDirector
  • Allen CoulterDirector
  • Steve BuscemiEnoch "Nucky" Thompson
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