This Is England '86 (2010)

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This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, and set three years later, it focuses on the ... See full summary »

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Andrew Ellis ...
 Gadget (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Milky (4 episodes, 2010)
Chanel Cresswell ...
 Kelly (4 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Watson ...
 Trev (4 episodes, 2010)
George Newton ...
 Banjo (4 episodes, 2010)
Hannah Walters ...
 Trudy (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Woody (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Cynthia Fields (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Mick (4 episodes, 2010)
Katherine Dow Blyton ...
 Chrissy (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Harvey (4 episodes, 2010)
Perry Benson ...
 Meggy (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Smell (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Shaun (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Lol (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Higgy (3 episodes, 2010)
Kriss Dosanjh ...
 Mr. Sandhu (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Flip (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Combo (3 episodes, 2010)
Adam Hunt ...
 Winston (3 episodes, 2010)
William Travis ...
 Mr. Squires (3 episodes, 2010)
Ann Evans ...
 Woman on Stairs (2 episodes, 2010)
Georgia May Foote ...
 Gemma (2 episodes, 2010)
Gwen Park ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 2010)
Ian Brown ...
 Tempestuous Copper (2 episodes, 2010)
Mike Sherbert ...
 Tempestuous Copper (2 episodes, 2010)
Jack Thorne ...
 Carrotbum (2 episodes, 2010)
Kate Wood ...
 Registrar (2 episodes, 2010)
Lorna Gayle ...
 Bimpe (2 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Manley ...
 Babs (2 episodes, 2010)
Seamus O'Neill ...
 Man at Window (2 episodes, 2010)
Steve Brody ...
 Richard (2 episodes, 2010)
Tony Denham ...
 Harvey's Dad (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Doctor (2 episodes, 2010)
Yvonn Crann ...
 Woman at Job Centre (2 episodes, 2010)
Graeme Ford ...
 Colly (2 episodes, 2010)
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This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, and set three years later, it focuses on the mod revival scene rather than the skinhead subculture. Like the film, This Is England '86 stars Thomas Turgoose as Shaun, although Lol (Vicky McClure) and Woody (Joe Gilgun) play even more central roles. The story takes place during the 1986 FIFA World Cup. As Shaun completes his last school exam, he realises he will have to find his way in the world. His friends, who include Woody, Lol, Smell, Gadget and Meggy, are still around, looking for love, entertainment and employment. Written by Raja Kashif

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29 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm an ex-pat Brit living in the us.

and i can tell you most American viewers wouldn't last past five minutes into this show.

the cast is below average in looks, some are deformed, they talk funny; the characters are a mixture of the depressed, depraved, the thick and the stupid. the acting can only be described as a work in progress, and they lead dead end lives in dead end places. there ain't no glamor here.

all this will repel viewers whose identity is cast by fashion and t.v. programming. this show could never find a spot anytime on a us network. episode four would send middle America into a terminal tale spin--but it's not their fault. we don't get this kind of material because the money men who run us television only care about the cash--the baby faced producers would say, "who wants to watch a show about ugly losers?".

and if you want to hold up PBS as a daring non-commercial network, then drink some more koolaid. their emphasis is Lawrence welk for the primary, grey haired donors, and pimping a brainwashing liberal agenda through their political programming. they might find the balls to show a program like this around the 23rd century.

but i love it.

the original film, and this following series, seems to take a cast of mostly inexperienced actors, who may have lived the parts, and coaches them through a working class reality which at its core is full of camaraderie, loyalty, forgiveness and love. not the prettified sitcom love, but a love grown through lifelong community and shared pain, a love of real sacrifice.

these people are flawed like the rest of us, but they are not us. at first we reject their world as alien, but we see, through time, they share all our fears and traumas. we too are all common.

and thank god someone is making something about real people.

the great shame is: only a few Americans will ever see this show. we need to raise the bar, and flush out the cobwebbed hierarchy at PBS. i just hope we don't have to wait until the 23rd century for our programming to catch up. i don't think i can wait that long.


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