Shane Meadows’ nostalgic, multi award-winning, hit drama series ‘This Is England’ returned to our television screens on Sunday night with its latest instalment, This Is England ’90, starring our brilliant client JOSEPH GILGUN.
A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England and a sequel to previous series This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88, this latest installment takes a trip back to 1990, with all the sublime music, baggy fashions, rave culture and crazy shenanigans that marked that decade’s beginning. The new show also sees us reunited with the characters we’ve loved and followed along the way, including Milky, Gadget, the lovelorn Shaun and his perpetually worried mum, and the wonderful husband and wife duo Woody (played by JOSEPH) and Lol (Vicky McClure) who, two years down the road, are now a house husband and dinner lady, raising two kids in chaotic but cosy domesticity.
With Sunday’s opening episode showing scenes that perfectly captured the political landscape of the time, the hedonistic joy of that era and the comedowns that soon followed, we can’t wait to see where the four-part show takes us next. Tune in every Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4.
And if you missed Episode One, watch it now on 4OD. Here’s the series trailer: