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This Is England '86 

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 Andrew Ellis ...  Gadget 2 episodes, 2010
Andrew Shim ...  Milky 2 episodes, 2010
Chanel Cresswell ...  Kelly 2 episodes, 2010
Danielle Watson Danielle Watson ...  Trev 2 episodes, 2010
George Newton ...  Banjo 2 episodes, 2010
Hannah Walters ...  Trudy 2 episodes, 2010
Joseph Gilgun ...  Woody 2 episodes, 2010
Jo Hartley ...  Cynthia Fields 2 episodes, 2010
Johnny Harris ...  Mick 2 episodes, 2010
Katherine Dow Blyton ...  Chrissy 2 episodes, 2010
Michael Socha ...  Harvey 2 episodes, 2010
Perry Benson Perry Benson ...  Meggy 2 episodes, 2010
Rosamund Hanson ...  Smell 2 episodes, 2010
Thomas Turgoose ...  Shaun 2 episodes, 2010
Vicky McClure ...  Lol 2 episodes, 2010
Joe Dempsie ...  Higgy 2 episodes, 2010
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ...  Mr. Sandhu 2 episodes, 2010
Perry Fitzpatrick ...  Flip 2 episodes, 2010
Stephen Graham ...  Combo 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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Joeseph Gilgun who plays Woody also starred in Emmerdale as Eli Dingle See more »

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Followed by This Is England '88 (2011) See more »

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Brilliant
9 October 2010 | by nickysmithgirlSee all my reviews

This is one of the best UK TV dramas in years. Shane Meadows and his team have really went all out. With each episode getting more and more grittier and complex for the characters than the last. Some of the sequences were not only atmospheric but deeply observed and put you right into the time and era of England, but also the characters dilemmas. I want to see more of this quality on our TV's but it would be too much to expect such a quality show every week. I respect that this kind of quality takes months and in many cases years to put together. I love Shane Meadows and I think that he deserves a huge break now. He has surpassed himself with this show. Brilliant.


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7 September 2010 (UK) See more »

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