|This Is England '90|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Original run||13 September 2015 - 4 December 2015 (UK)|
|DVD release||12 January 2016|
This Is England '88
This Is England '90 is a 2015 British TV drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne and produced by Warp Films.
A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, it is also a sequel to the series This Is England '86 and This Is England '88. This Is England '90, was originally due in late 2012, but in July 2012, director Shane Meadows announced that the production had been put on hold in order for him to complete his documentary about reunited Manchester rock band The Stone Roses, and the actors were still waiting for confirmation as to when filming would start. In March 2014, Meadows confirmed that shooting would start later in the year although he had not yet finished the script. Meadows confirmed that this will likely be the final series of the saga.
In October 2014, Channel 4 announced that filming had begun in Sheffield and the series would be made up of four episodes due to air in 2015. On 15 February 2015 cast member Andrew Shim confirmed via his Twitter account that shooting of the series is complete. On 31 July 2015, the first trailer for the series was released to YouTube, on Channel 4's YouTube channel.
Plot[edit | edit source]
This Is England '90 looks at rave culture and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. According to Meadows, it will follow Shaun, Kelly, Trev and Gadget who are involved in the rave scene. Woody and Milky have opened a scooter shop, while Combo is released from prison after serving his sentence for the manslaughter of Mick in This Is England '86. Flip and Higgy from the motorcycle gang in This Is England '86 are more prominently featured in the cast in this series.
Similar to the film and the two previous series, '90 featured a montage of the era at the beginning of the first episode, featuring the resignation of Margaret Thatcher set to the song "There She Goes" by The La's. Each episode is set against a different season of the year.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Thomas Turgoose as Shaun Field
- Vicky McClure as Lorraine "Lol" Jenkins
- Joe Gilgun as Richard "Woody" Woodford
- Andrew Shim as Michael "Milky"
- Rosamund Hanson as Michelle "Smell"
- Andrew Ellis as Gary "Gadget"
- Michael Socha as Harvey
- Chanel Cresswell as Kelly Jenkins
- Danielle Watson as Trev
- Jo Hartley as Cynthia Field
- Katherine Dow Blyton as Christine "Chrissy" Jenkins
- Perry Fitzpatrick as Flip
- Joseph Dempsie as Higgy
- Steve Brody as Richard Woodford, Sr.
- Rebecca Manley as Barbara Woodford
- Stacey Sampson as Jennifer
- Kriss Dosanjh as Mr. Sandhu
- Johnny Harris as Michael "Mick" Jenkins
- Stephen Graham as Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne
Potential sequel set in 2000[edit | edit source]
Before the BAFTAs in 2016, Shane Meadows talked about a potential sequel: "I think there's a film that's left in there ... there is still one little gem in there". He implied this would be a future release to end the series, shown simultaneously in cinemas and on television.
In May 2019, while promoting The Virtues with Stephen Graham, Meadows once again talked of a final film "set at the millenium" and which would be titled This Is England '00 if it were to come to fruition.
In April 2020, Meadows once again expressed his hope for another film in an interview with Andrew Shim (Milky) and on “overrated everything” podcast with Thomas Turgoose (Shaun) and Andrew Ellis (Gadget) in May 2020.