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This Is England '90 

The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England.
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Lyra Mae Thomas Lyra Mae Thomas ...  Lisa 4 episodes, 2015
Billy Braithwait Billy Braithwait ...  Jimmy 4 episodes, 2015
Chanel Cresswell ...  Kelly 4 episodes, 2015
Katherine Dow Blyton ...  Chrissy 4 episodes, 2015
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ...  Gadget 4 episodes, 2015
Joseph Gilgun ...  Woody 4 episodes, 2015
Jo Hartley ...  Cynth / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Vicky McClure ...  Lol 4 episodes, 2015
Andrew Shim ...  Milky 4 episodes, 2015
Michael Socha ...  Harvey 4 episodes, 2015
Thomas Turgoose ...  Shaun 4 episodes, 2015
Danielle Watson Danielle Watson ...  Trev 4 episodes, 2015
Helen Behan Helen Behan ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2015
Steve Brody Steve Brody ...  Richard 3 episodes, 2015
Joe Dempsie ...  Higgy 3 episodes, 2015
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ...  Mr. Sandhu 3 episodes, 2015
Perry Fitzpatrick ...  Flip 3 episodes, 2015
Stephen Graham ...  Combo 3 episodes, 2015
Sherrie Johnson Sherrie Johnson ...  Nikki 3 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Manley Rebecca Manley ...  Barbara 3 episodes, 2015
Rosamund Hanson ...  Smell 2 episodes, 2015
Johnny Harris ...  Mick 2 episodes, 2015
Angela Lonsdale Angela Lonsdale ...  Stella 2 episodes, 2015
George Newton ...  Banjo 2 episodes, 2015
Haris Salihovic Haris Salihovic ...  Haris / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Stacey Sampson Stacey Sampson ...  Jennifer 2 episodes, 2015
William Travis William Travis ...  Mr. Squires 2 episodes, 2015
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The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England.

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The fourth series will be the final season. See more »

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There are a number of turns of phrase used throughout the series, largely Americanisations, which didn't come into use in the UK until much later; Referring to individuals as "dude", referring to a mixed-sex group as "guys", terms such as "I'm Good", "hot mess" etc. I would assume the blame for this lies with the young cast members being allowed some element of improvisation whilst being unaware of the linguistic norms of the period. See more »

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Probably wise to end it here, but still massively superior TV
6 October 2015 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

The group enter the next decade, with some of their heavy personal baggage from before settled, and some of it still lingering in the air. Lorraine (Vicky McClure) has a devastating revelation to offload to younger sibling Kelly (Chanel Cresswell), and the impending release of Combo (Stephen Graham) from prison, after serving time on her behalf, sets the wheels in motion for a terrifying confrontation with Milky (Andrew Shim), a ghost from his past, which will have devastating consequences.

Some things can linger in the air long enough to just be permanently consigned to the rumour bin, and some do eventually come round. Four years after the antics of the TIE gang were last seen in Christmas 2011, we catch up with them at the start of the new decade, and it is with a mixed feeling of eagerness, but also a sense of aloofness that maybe it's dragged on a little too long, and the characters and their motivations are maybe becoming a bit too laboured now, and that this really ought to be the last part. While this is sort of true, the high quality of the production, and the brilliant delivery of it all manage to overshadow this.

It all manages the rather odd task of being predictable and not predictable at the same time. While it doesn't require that much brain power to work out what is likely to happen, somehow how it's going to happen and in what manner keeps your attention and doesn't let go. The powerful, unflinching writing and superior performances make this a top quality treat. As the most high profile performer in the cast, and playing the character whose return ignites the fireworks in the script, Stephen Graham commands centre attention, playing a reformed character eager to put the terrible mistakes of his past behind him and make amends with those he's wronged, but whose past is on a collision course to snatch it all away from him in the most devastating way.

It really ought to wrap it up here, though as ever it finishes with unresolved issues, and the number one rule is never say never. Hopefully, Shane Meadows will make the right judgement and not allow this fine series to become tainted. ****


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