This Is England '88 details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Vicky McClure, Joseph Gilgun|
|Collections:||January - TV Series, March - Family/Romance|
This Is England '88
|Run time:||2 hours 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Mar 2012|
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It's going to be a long wait till TIE90By Turino (40 reviews) from Bracknell , 20 Dec 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Better than TIE86, this is TV at its absolute best. Meadows and co return with more powerhouse performances and a story that gripped until the moving finale.
McClure as Lol is excellent again, struggling to cope with the pressures of motherhood and the memories of the recent past. Gilgun as Woody emerges even more more forcefully than in the film and previous series as his conflicted character bottles up a lot of emotions that explode to the surface in the final episode. Turgoose is still playing Shaun as troubled teen and is given less to do here than in other installments. And Graham as Combo steals the show once more with a single scene that shows his character becoming more sympathetic as time goes by.
It's not quite as grim as TIE 86 fortunately and is actually much better for it. Meadows leaves the characters with a slight sense of optimism lurking in the air after the three gripping, emotionally draining episodes of this series.
Literally the best bit of TV of the year. Possibly the best drama I've ever seen. Can't wait for TIE 90 as promised by Meadows.
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Flash back time for us 80's kidsBy Purpletaniwha (3 reviews) , 22 Nov 2013Anyone who, like me was brought up in the 80's will love this whole series. Its rare a film can be turned into a series so successfully.
You don't get better than thisBy Pencilface (13 reviews) , 16 Nov 2013I saw this on TV and just had to see it again. British drama at it's best with the rawness you have come to expect from this writer. Brilliantly acted and heart wrenchingly moving
You won't be disappointedBy a customer , 03 Jul 2013Utterly brilliant. The characters so honest and real you just get drawn into their lives and want to know what happens next. Third time of watching and never tire of it
This Is English & FantasticBy Petercricket1 (3 reviews) from Crowthorne , 27 Feb 2013The This Is England series of films gradually draws you in and leaves you hooked. It's helpful to watch them in the right order - unfortunately Love Film sent me the 88 disc before sending the 2nd disc of the 86 group. So many of the characters are steadily developed suh that you feel that you're surrounded by a bunch mates that you've seen progress over a few years. Loll, Woody, Shaun, Smell, the list just goes on and on. If you can cope with the language, you're in for a real treat.
Unforgettable performancesBy a customer , 29 Nov 2012This is human drama at it's finest, the casting, acting and directing is top notch.
Particularly Joe Gilgun and Vicky McClure is absolutely heart breaking to watch, however every single character, major or minor, feels so real you'd swear you're watching a documentary.
This is one of those films where you hold you breath the entire playtime.