Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job, and something that resembles a future.
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Series cast summary:
Andrew Ellis ...
 Gadget (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Milky (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Kelly (4 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Watson ...
 Trev (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Banjo (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Woody (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)
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Gwen Park ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 2010)
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 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 ...
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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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That's how it really was almost in tears
10 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was a 16 year old skinhead in Sydney Australia back then in 1986 and this pretty much sums it all up. A heap of kids from broken homes coming together. Rather than drugs it was drinking, music and each other. Skins, Rudy's, Mods, Rockers we all came together. There used to be soccer matches with all the sub-cultures it was a great time. This is perfect because it shows skinheads as they were not seig hailing nazi boneheads. I hope this series is extended it is a prefect reflection of that era. The characters are perfect and the different sub- cultures portray. Even in 2011 bands from that era are enjoying more success today then back then.


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