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This Is England '88 exclusive

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Before This Is England ’90 looks at rave culture, Shane Meadows fast-forwards the bovver-booted action to the late Eighties for a festive three-parter. Woody’s been ostracised from the gang, Shaun’s delving into the world of theatre and it’s all propelled by the same winning mix of broad gags and gut-wrenching drama.

You can see an exclusive clip below and watch the first episode on December 13th at 10pm on Channel 4.

See the rest of our alternative festive TV guide here.



Top 10 uncommissioned pilots


TV shows based on films


8 weirdest TV shows



10 most heartbreaking moments in television history

When the small screen shook us to our core

by Sam Diss
28 Oct 2016

Everything we know about Sherlock series 4

The names of the first two episodes of series four have given some pretty major hints

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

This beloved Game of Thrones character makes a return in season 7

He's not been seen for ages, but he's making a welcome return

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Everything you can expect from Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

What you need to know for Season 3

21 Oct 2016

Tom Cruise acted out his entire career with James Corden

A few good men who have all the right moves

by Tom Fordy
20 Oct 2016

This is the episode The Simpsons became shit

A scientific investigation into the slow, gradual death of a TV institution

by David Cornish
18 Oct 2016

'The One Where Chandler Dies' is the darkest Friends recut yet

Could this supercut BE any more existential?

by Joe Ellison
17 Oct 2016

League of Gentlemen could be making a 'Brexity' return

Mark Gatiss thinks Britain has become a "local country for local people"

by Tom Fordy
13 Oct 2016

Marvel meets the Wire: why everyone's talking about Luke Cage

Marvel's latest is breaking the internet

04 Oct 2016

Everything you need to know about Netflix’s Amanda Knox

The new Making A Murderer is here

29 Sep 2016