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Shane Meadows' first ever television series revisits the characters from his multi-award-winning hit film, following the lives of Shaun, Lol, Woody and their gang of friends later in the 1980s

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Shane Meadows' first ever television series revisits the characters from his multi-award-winning hit film, following the lives of Shaun, Lol, Woody and their gang of friends later in the 1980s

Series 2 Summary

Renowned filmmaker Shane Meadows follows up the explosive award-winning This Is England '86 with three new one-hour films.

  • Episode 1

    Renowned filmmaker Shane Meadows follows up the award-winning This Is England '86 with three new one-hour films.

    In this first film it's December 23 and life isn't looking so festive for some. Lol is struggling to cope with new responsibilities and past haunts.

    Smell and Shaun are still together, just about. Shaun's gone all lothario attending drama college, preparing for the Christmas play with new girl in town, Fay.

    Woody has a new girlfriend, the lovely Jennifer. Lovely, but no Lol - the polar opposite to Lol.

    Milky returns from some time away, but what reception will he get?

  • Episode 2

    It's Christmas Eve and there's a decision to make. Woody's been offered a promotion at work - fast track up the management ladder or motorway to mediocrity, depends on how you look at it. Lol's crying out for help. She pays a visit to Combo in prison. Shaun takes centre stage for his acting debut.In true style the gang all attend. Well, all apart from Woody.

    Smell's suspicions are heightened when she walks in on Shaun and Fay's intimate rehearsals backstage. Then there's the after-show party.

    `Tis the season to be jolly, but is it all going to end in tears?

  • Episode 3

    In the third and final film, it's Christmas Day; Shaun's messed up big style this time and it's hit him hard.

    The gang is getting merry until they bump head first into Woody and Jennifer. It's the first time Woody and Milky have seen each other since... punches fly, it's messy.

    Things are coming to a head for Lol too; she's not coping and is struggling to find any kind of peace.

    If you've been affected by issues similar to those featured in This is England there's support available online at channel4.com/thisisengland.

This Is England synopsis

Shane Meadows' first ever television series revisits the characters from his multi-award-winning hit film, following the lives of Shaun, Lol, Woody and their gang of friends later in the 1980s

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