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 Post subject: This is England '86
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Has anyone else been watching this. Quality drama for channel 4, and the sound track is superb.

The series picks up from the film of the same name but 3 years after the event. Currently showing on 4OD if you missed the first part.



If you were around in '86 well worth a look , if only for the sound track.

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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the bloke on the motorbike was hysterical

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the bloke on the motorbike was hysterical


When he halted the rest of the gang on the bikes and they were all maneuvering for a position :D



Happy Hour - The Housemartins. During the wheelchair race.

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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....running for the bus

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The third episode of This Is England '86 was the first of the four episodes to be directed by show creator Shane Meadows. Before the episode had even ended, its depiction of the harrowing rape of Trev by Lol and Kelly's 'evil dad', Mick, had prompted a flood of shocked reactions via Twitter, Facebook and numerous TV forums.

'The end of #thisisengland86 made me feel really, really sick. Which is probably what it was supposed to do, but I'm shaking all the same,' was one Twitter user's reaction to Episode 3 - a sentiment echoed by many microbloggers after Shane Meadows assailed their senses with his inimitable weaving-together of comedy and tragedy.

'[Episode 3] was tough to watch,' tweeted another. 'You can rely on Meadows to deliver those shocking and horrific moments.'

'But seriously, This Is England '86 is a brilliant piece of TV, Shane Meadows is absolutely stupendous making it,' chipped in a fellow microblogger as the inevitable wave of fury at Channel 4's lack of sufficient pre-warning about the rape scene began to hit.

Amid the steady flow of 'sick', 'disturbing' and 'upsetting' refrains, others claimed that the the network had just hosted a piece of 'excellent British TV'.

'The last ten minutes of This Is England '86 was horrific. But I'm glad they had the b*lls not to gloss over the horror of the situation,' was how one tweet encompassed the sentiment, backed up by another: 'Tough stuff to end with but had to be done. This sort of thing goes on right now somewhere.'

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Channel 4, which broadcast details of a helpline for anyone affected by the events depicted in the episode at its end, has today defended what it described as an 'unflinching and honest' piece of drama.

'This Is England ’86 is appropriately scheduled in a 10pm slot on Channel 4,' the network's representatives said in a statement.

'As a writer and director, Shane Meadows is renowned for an unflinching and honest approach to filmmaking.

'There were on-air announcements alerting viewers to the adult content of the programme, as well as a specific warning for scenes of sexual violence – the latter was broadcast just before 11pm and that scene was contextualised within the episode.'

The statement also pointed out that This Is England ’86 'is a follow-on from the film of the same name which was awarded an 18 certificate', with the content of the series quite obviously 'in keeping with Meadows’ previous work'.

Mick's violent attack on Trev was woven together with the return of Stephen Graham as Combo.

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Stephen Graham as Combo: Suddenly This Is England '86 viewers are seeing his return in a whole new light (Channel 4)


Audience anticipation of the reappearance of the violent, unforgettable racist from the original 2006 film had, until 'evil Mick' made his move on Trev, centred on speculation about why he was back and who he'd be after.

The tide of response to the rape scene gradually began to focus on what Meadows seemingly intended by weaving the two developments together, with cyber comments ranging from, 'That rape scene was absolutely horrible… I hope Combo axes him in the face next week', to 'You can rely on Meadows to deliver those shocking and horrific moments. Comeuppance next week I feel.'

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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Didn't really like the film so I haven't bothered. Sounds like I should have.


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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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I've not watched it yet, but will check it out - thanks for the head's up.

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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The third episode was superb. Good to see the idiot leader of the moped pack back. His "engines off" routine was superb!


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Caught a bit of one of the episodes, was pretty good. Thought the film was excellent too so I'll try to catch it on 4od before it expires.

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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4OD video link - they've got episodes 1 - 3 available to watch.

Click The Link...http://www.channel4.com/programmes/this-is-england-86/4od#3119083


I watched the first two - it's surprisingly entertaining. Good stuff. Will watch part three later.

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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The guy on the moped is quality.

Pretty shocking storyline but it's definitely building to something big in the final episode and I'm sort of glad they had the bottle to make it this way. Everyone knows where the off button is on the TV if they find something offensive you don't have to watch it.


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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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The third episode was superb. Good to see the idiot leader of the moped pack back. His "engines off" routine was superb!


:thumbup: The squad on the fizzies are class :lol:

How long is the series, anyone know? I'd thought it was only 4 episodes but now I think maybe its just there's 4 episodes directed by Meadows during the course of the series?

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 Post subject: Re: This is England '86
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4 episodes in this series then they're looking to carry it on into another series 4 years later as the rave scene kicks in.

Think I read that all the cast have said they're happy to do it as well but I imagine they'll concentrate on another of the main characters as this ones been mostly based on Lol the next series I think they might concentract on someone like Gadget who's one of the main gang but you know nothing about him.


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Just watched the final episode, it was brilliant, I was on the edge of my seat throughout.

The whole series was excellent, Some really intense scenes. They should definitely make another series, best Drama series I've seen in ages.

Enjoyed immensely. :thumbup:

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This is England '88 3 parter starts 13 Dec :thumbup:

Click The Link...http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/tv/this-is-england-88-exclusive

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 Post subject: This is England 90
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This is England 90 started tonight on channel 4 for those who've been watching it from the start.


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