This Is England 1986 Clips Galore..

Shane Meadows’ 2007 BAFTA-winning cult classic This Is England needs absolutely no introduction, so we were delighted to hear that he would be bringing the gang back together for a new four-part series on Channel 4 this month. As you may have guessed the new drama takes place three years after the events in the original feature and our old mates are enjoying the 1986 World Cup and struggling to find work as unemployment rises to 3 million…

“When I finished This Is England I had a wealth of material and unused ideas that I felt very keen to take further,” says Shane Meadows. “Audiences seemed to really respond to the characters we created and out of my long standing relationship with Film4 and Channel 4 the idea for a television serial developed. Not only did I want to take the story of the gang broader and deeper, I also saw in the experiences of the young in 1986 many resonances to now recession, lack of jobs, sense of the world at a turning point. Whereas the film told part of the story, the TV serial will tell the rest.”

This Is England 1986 starts on C4 on Tuesday 7th September.

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