Boston got a mention on popular TV drama Casualty last night (Saturday), when the episode revolved around illegal alcohol.
The town was brought up during a conversation between Amanda Mealing’s character Connie Beauchamp and Jacob Masters, played by Charles Venn, who had brought in a young woman affected by the alcohol.
About a quarter of the way into the episode, Beauchamp asks Masters where he’s seen illegal alcohol poisoning before, after he leads the team to the diagnosis that the substance is affecting his victim and another man being treated at the hospital.
He responded: “Bosnia, Latvia, Middlesborough, Leeds General, Boston.”
She replied: “Massachusetts?”
He said: “Lincolnshire, Boston Lincolnshire.”
There follows a conversation about whether it’s Eastern Europeans producing the alcohol.
The reference was quickly picked up on Twitter.
Ross (@Ross_Warrington) tweeted: No sweat when Boston Lincolnshire gets mentioned on Casualty.”
Laura (@LauraPetal86) said: “Well... Boston getting a little mention on Casualty.”
Others were quick to point out the negative connotations of the connection.
Em J B MyMusicFan!╪(@Emmybm15) said: “Boston got a mention! Oh for the worst reasons.... yeah I remember that news story... #Casualty”
Nick T (@Nickthod) said: “#casualty good to see #Boston get a mention .... Illegal alcohol ..... Careful far too close to home !”
Boston hit the national headlines over illegal alcohol back in 2011, when an explosion killed a group of workers at an illegal vodka distillery in the town.
The blast killed five Lithuanian nationals and left another severely injured.
It lead to a crackdown on illegal alcohol and a focus on the town.
Did you see the episode? What did you think?
Casualty: If You Could Bottle It is available to view for another 29 days on BBC iPlayer.