Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This Is England returns (again)

tie.jpg

It's not standard practice for hit films to have genuinely great TV sequels so when This Is England '86 landed on our screens earlier this year, it was a pleasantly dark surprise.

But Shane Meadows isn't happy to leave it at just the 80s. Plans have just been announced for a third instalment to what is fast becoming the This Is England franchise.

This Is England '90 will continue to follow Shaun, Woody, Lol and Milky as they encounter rave culture and the Italian World Cup. The exact date hasn't been confirmed yet but Shane Meadows dropped hints to The Independent on what to expect in an interview earlier this year.

"The next really big turning point in my life was 1990, with the Hacienda, the rave, The Stone Roses, ecstasy, the whole shambolic thing," he said. "I'd seen a lot of friends get into heroin off the back of that, so in a kind of way, Shaun's journey, if there is to be a second series, will continue in 1990."

Rumours suggest that it may run and run, four years at a time. Hopefully we'll get to see Lol finally work out why her name is so 'hilarious' in 2010.

Related

35DP0117heroRS.jpg

The best British drama ever?

bry-coog image.jpg

The Odd Couple

635641_BE_EP101_CB_20090619_131.jpg

First look at Scorsese drama

Comments

More

Exclusive: Sam Neill confirms he's in Thor 3

23 Sep 2016

Harry Potter fans can now discover their Patronus

Don't lie, you want to give it a go, don't you? by David Cornish

23 Sep 2016

Chilling first trailer for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's new TV show

Incorporated offers a creepy view of a future controlled by businesses by David Cornish

23 Sep 2016

Six things you need to know about the new series of Red Dwarf

Will you watch it? Of course you smegging will by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016

Freddie Ljungberg on the Premier League and his best ever XI

The Arsenal legend shares his thoughts on the Premier League and picks the best players he's ever faced by David Cornish

22 Sep 2016

Bryan Cranston interview: "I suppose I have quite a large head"

Bryan Cranston might be Hollywood’s coolest old guy. We sat down for a lovely chat... by Chris Mandle

22 Sep 2016

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves is back

Spare a thought for the A-listers by Tom Fordy

22 Sep 2016

14 astounding and lesser-known facts about George R R Martin

We celebrate the author's 68th year with some little known gems about his life and works

22 Sep 2016

Chris Pratt is a big deal - and we couldn't be happier for him

Chris Pratt talks to Jimi Famurewa about stripping off, the pay gap and why he’s happy to be a piece of meat

22 Sep 2016

20 amazing forgotten TV theme tunes

Unheralded slices of musical genius by Dave Fawbert

21 Sep 2016