5 Reasons We’re Obsessed With This Is England ‘90

Almost a decade ago, Brit director Shane Meadows cast a group of relatively unknown actors in the gritty drama, This Is England, following a group of troubled youths in the early 80s. The rest is (literally) history, as two telly series followed – This Is England ’86 and This is England ’88 and equally successful as the original cult film. So you can imagine how excited we were when the final installment, This Is England ’90, hit the small screen earlier this month.

In the penultimate episode last night, it was all about the family drama and dark revelations, rather than raves with friends in the field like the last two episodes . But the party’s not over just yet – with the final episode next Sunday. 

Here’s why This Is England 90’ is the best thing on TV right now. And if you haven’t got round to watching it yet, why you need to get on catch up asap…

Joe Dempsie Stars

Liverpool born actor Joe Dempsie, 28, has busied himself with roles in films and Game Of Thrones since Skins ended.  And we’ve loved seeing Joe on telly again as the notorious Higgy – the blonde haired, aviator-wearing, troublemaker (even when he’s sporting that dodgy moustache!). 

> Joe Dempsie as Higgy in This Is England ’90


Rave Culture

It captures rave scenes in the 90s perfectly. Who needs to go out to a club when you can go to a field?

> Raves in a field your thing? You’ll LOVE this then.


Thrift-store Chic

Oh the oversized sweaters, the garishly patterned shirts and a whole lot of denim. Watching an episode of this Is England ’90, will have you running to your nearest vintage/charity shop. For 90s grunge inspo, look no futher…  

> For 90s fashion inspo look no further


Lol and Woody

The couple’s turbulent relationship has calmed down since the ’88 series. But will all be smooth sailing in the last episode?

> From left: Lol (Lorraine) and Woody (Richard)



Squad Goals

Sure this gang may have their fights, but at the end of the day they’ve always got each other’s back. 

> It’s time to party like it’s 1990!