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This Is England '86 Episode 3
Season 2, Episode 3
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Air date 7 September 2010
Written by Shane Meadows
Directed by Shane Meadows
Episode guide
This Is England '86 Episode 2
"This Is England '86 Episode 4"

"Episode 3" is the third episode of This Is England '86 and the fourth episode of This Is England overall.


Lol continues her casual affair with Milky, but Milky starts to feel guilty when an upset Woody confides in him about his failing relationship with Lol. Gadget is bullied and isolated from his friends by a controlling, sexually charged Trudy, so he decides to end their unusual eight-day relationship after urging from Harvey, who tells him that Trudy has had sex with Woody, Milky, Meggy, Gadget and himself, and also realises that Winston is Meggy's son after seeing them playing on the Commodore 64 together (Meggy himself fails to notice Winston's resemblance to him, due to Winston being dressed up as a musketeer with some face paint). Later, the gang, while playing football on a flat estate (the iconic Park Hill Flats in Sheffield were used for this scene), are confronted by Flip and his moped gang, who want to beat Shaun up as revenge for the incident with Gemma, but it breaks out into a fight between Woody and Flip's gangs.

Shaun, meanwhile, reunites with Smell, and on her advice, returns home to apologise to his mother and give his blessing on her relationship with Mr. Sandhu, who subsequently moves back in with them. Lol starts to drown her sorrows and distances herself away from both of her lovers, especially when Milky fearfully does not defend Lol against Mick when he visits her merely to warn her fiercely to stop warning Kelly to be wary of him (implying that Mick intends to rape Kelly sometime soon).[clarification needed] Meanwhile, Trev stops by Lol's parents' house to meet up with Kelly, and she awkwardly watches the football match with Mick. Lol's worst fears are realised when Mick, whose violent and sadistic side has slowly been resurfacing, violently rapes Trev and later tells her to leave. Meanwhile, as Shaun, his mother and Smell watch the football match, a drunken and bloodied Combo stumbles into the living room and collapses on the floor.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]

  • Adam Hunt as Winston
  • Ian Brown as tempestuous copper
  • Mike Sherbert as tempestuous copper
  • William Travis as Mr Squires