THIS IS ENGLAND ’90 WITH SHANE MEADOWS Q&A
Frequently cited as one of the best British filmmakers working today, BAFTA-winning director & screen writer Shane Meadows introduces the final instalment of his This Is England TV series; This Is England ’90 in an exclusive Festival screening. Followed by a Q&A session with the man behind a slew of intense, gritty and modern classics including, A Room For Romeo Brass, Dead Man’s Shoes, This is England, This is England ‘86 and This is England ’88.
This is England ’90
From fun loving fatties with bowl hairdo’s and baggy jeans, snorting whizz at the town hall discos in ‘spring’, to becoming part of the loved up masses as they batter E’s with thousands of new brothers and sisters in fields, forests & factories of England during the ‘summer’ of love.
Gazza’s tears. Hubble’s launch. Saddam’s invasion. Mandela’s release. This is 1990. This is England. And Lol, Woody, Shaun, Milky, Smell, Gadget, Harvey, Kell, Trev and Combo are back for the final chapter of Shane Meadows’ multi award-winning landmark series.
It’s two years on since the less-than-festive Christmas of ‘88, with some of the gang embracing the new decade with more gusto than others. But a lot can happen in a year, and in true This is England style, the second summer of love soon gives way to a winter of discontent.
This is England ’90 is written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, directed by Shane Meadows and produced by Mark Herbert and Bekki Wray-Rogers. The Warp Films production was shot on location in and around Sheffield.
The four-part series (4×60) was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama, with Roberto Troni Commissioning Editor.
Check out a couple of tv teasers of the series below and what was going on around that time.