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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

This Is England 86

I don't know about you but tonight is a night that I have been waiting for, for a very long time. Tonight is the night that "This Is England 86" is screened and to say that I am looking forward to it has got to be the understatement of the week! I am literally on the edge of my seat with excitement! Infact this week along is going to be a cracking week of tele if you ask me. Well, on channel 4 it is anyway. It's Shane Meadows week. Christ! What a week!
I was very fortunate to train with the ITV Television Workshop when I was growing up but not so fortunate that I trained in Birmingham and not Nottingham as the cast of This Is England is made up of ITV Television Workshop members from Nottingham. Oh :-( So seeing this on the big screen is pretty special for me. Each and every one of the cast are superb. They fully deserve all the credit they are getting. The film was just something that can't be described. It was magic so Im sure that 86 is going to be tremendous too.
You may not agree with me. And ... That's cool if you don't.
But I cannot wait! Best of luck guys! 


  1. Absolutely loved This is England too. Shame you missed out, you'd have been perfect in it too, as you've got that retro skin/mod influenced look. What did you think of the most recent series...? Quite deep, but still very good I thought. :-)

  2. Oh Man! This Is England - What can I say? I think it is uttely breath taking through and through every single series.

    Considering all of the actors improvise the majority of the script - I think they do so well and LOL is just something else on screen. She sure knows how to work that camera - She really does.

    I just like the whole idea of it and the gritty urbaness of it. I was hooked from day one literally.

    Pah - Look at me blabbing on like I wrote the blooming thing. :-)

    Thanks for taking the time to read through my blog Maxine, I really appreciate it.

    Perhaps I will see you at the next Soul Night ;-)


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