Not too long to go now!
You'll be able to get your hands on the DVD or Bluray of This Is England '90 on the 23rd of November!
At the moment, the only information I have on the extra feature featured on the discs is over 30 minutes of deleted scenes!
One of the producers, Mark Herbert, confirmed on Twitter that there will be a lot of Combo in prison in the deleted scenes!
Also coming soon is a box set featuring all three of the This Is England series. Amazon seems to have the box sets listed at an unusually low price (when compared to buying a standalone copy of This Is England '90)... it's very possible that the box set doesn't include any extra features, but as of yet I have been unable to confirm this wild speculation!
Here are those handy links again! This Is England '86-'90 DVD This Is England '86-'90 Bluray
UPDATE: Please note that the release dates listed on Amazon now seem to be all over the place!
The DVD of This Is England '90 and the DVD of the '86-'90 box set still say the 23rd of November.... but...
The Bluray of This Is England '90 now says the 30th of November.... and....
The Bluray of the '86-'90 box set now says the 3rd of December!
Not sure what is going on there!
9th October 2015
This Is England '90 - Media Round Up
With the series (and very possibly the entire This Is England legacy) having come to a stunning conclusion, now is a great time for you to check out some of the media coverage surrounding the series that you may have missed!
What better place to start than the most recent behind-the-scenes video on the Warp Films YouTube channel in which members of the cast and crew look back at their memories of This Is England over the past ten years!
You can check out the other behind-the-scenes videos from Warp Films in their This Is England 90 playlist HERE
While on the subject of behind-the-scenes videos, Channel 4 also released their own making-of videos which were released after each episode of the series aired. You can watch them all over on the All4 website HERE As well as hosting the full series for a month, the All4 site also released a collection of deleted scenes which you can watchHERE
Other videos you may have missed....
* Andrew Shim and Thomas Turgoose interview on ITV's Lorraine (seemes to be edited highlights) HERE * Vicky McClure and Chanel Cresswell on BBC Breakfast HERE
* Vice.co.uk talks to Shane HERE
On the audio side of things, you'd do well to listen to the Andrew Shim episode of Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces podcast. It's not just about This Is England, but there's plenty in their, along with lots of other stuff about working with Shane. You can get hold of the episode HERE (just look for episode #59). The Guardian website released an exclusive streaming version of the track God Song by Toydrum and Gavin Clark HERE.
You'll recognise the track from the Pagan festival party scene in episode 2!
This track is taken from the forthcoming album Evangelist which features new work from the late Gavin Clark who tragically died earlier this year. You can pre-order the album HERE.
Last (but most definitely not least) is the fact that the official This Is England '90 soundtrack CD (and download) is now available.
Finally, here are some articles you may have missed....
* A look back at the whole This Is England saga on the Huffington POst website HERE
* This Is England '90: When the Working Class Still Had Hope - On the Guardian website HERE
* Interview with Shane after the first episode had aired
over on the NME website HERE
* Interview with Shane on The Version website HERE
Interview with Shane on the Independent website HERE
9th September 2015
Interview and Q&A with Shane at the Edinburgh Television Festival.
Here's a fantastic post screening interview and discussion with Shane hosted by long-time fan and broadcaster Andrew Collins. The interview covers many aspects of Shane's film career, not just This Is England '90.
It also features the full story that directly inspired the dog food stealing scene in Smalltime!
You can watch the interview in the player below.
With the first episode of This Is England '90 just a few days away, there has been an explosion of coverage in the press.
Here's a selection of some of the highlights...
An interview with members of that cast on JOE.co.uk
A behind the scenes article and interview on BigIssue.com
An interview with Chanel Cresswell on HeraldScotland.com
Cast interview on ITalkTelly.com
22nd August 2015
This Is England '90 Release Date Announced!
Finally, the air date for the first episode of This Is England '90 has been announced as Sunday the 13th of September.
Channel 4 have also posted a short behind the scenes video from the photo shoot of the image above. Head on over the Channel 4 website to watch the video HERE.
17th August 2015
This Is England '90 Press Screening
On Thursday the 13th of August, the first screening of episode one of This Is England '90 took place in a top secret location in London and was followed by a 90's themed night of music, drinks, chips, and gravy!
Andrew Ellis (Gadget), Vicky McClure (Lol), Andrew Shim (Milky), Jo Gilgun (Woody), and Thomas Turgoose (Shaun). Just a small collection of the numerous cast members who were in attendance at the This Is England '90 night!
Before the screening of episode one, Shane gave an introduction which confirmed the following facts about This Is England '90, 1) The series is made up of four episodes 2) Each episode corresponds to a season, with episode one being set in spring. 3) Episode four is going to be feature length!
You watch Shane's intro over on the Joe.co.uk website HERE
Shane also mentioned that although this series feels like a definitive ending for the This Is England saga, he did also say;
"I never say never. When I left 88 you couldn’t say that was the end, I always had a feeling I had to come back. Now I don’t have that feeling that I have to come back. But at the same time it is a full stop but it is written in pencil probably."
The one piece of information that did not appear during the event was a confirmed date for the series. We're still waiting for Channel 4 to spill the beans!
Over the weekend a fantastic article by Miranda Sawyer appeared on the Guardian website which covers the history of the This Is England journey along with a collection of short interviews with Shane, Vicky McClure, Chanel Cresswell, Andrew Ellis and Michael Socha.
The article also includes a collection of newly released promo photos, so
head on over to the Guardian website to read the article HERE.
The Guardian also recently posted another article about Shane which features interview contributions from Jo Hartley (Cynthia) and Jack Thorne (co-writer). You can read the article HERE.
Back in July, Shane was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Nottingham Trent University. The video of the presentation and Shane's speech is now available to view over on the Nottingham Trent University website HERE. TOP TIP: Skip to around the 30 minute mark!
30th July 2015
This Is England '90 Trailer!
Yesterday the Guardian website debuted the first full trailer for This Is England '90.
You can head watch the trailer in the player below, or head on over to the Guardian webpage HERE where it first appeared.
This Is England '90 is a four part series that will air on Channel 4 in the UK in September. At the moment there is no precise start date, so keep your eyes peeled!
20th July 2015
Shane Receives Honorary Degree From Nottingham Trent University
Twenty years after having to abandon his photography degree at NTU to spend a year clearing his debts, Shane was back today to join the graduating students in the first day of a week of graduation ceremonies at the university.
After collecting his Honarary Doctor of Arts degree, Shane commented that;
"It's lovely. The students who have put the work in for those three years are obviously more deserving than myself. I'm probably not the kind of person who is good at sitting in a room learning and committing myself the way these people have but it's nice to be recognised."
Local television station Notts TV covered the event, and you can watch the report in the video player below.
Later in the week Vicky McClure will also be receiving an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree for recognition of her contribution to the acting profession.
You can read further coverage over on the Nottingham Post website HERE and HERE
25th June 2014
This Is England '90 Premiere Screening
The first episode of the forthcoming, 4 -part series, This Is England '90 will be premiered at the Edinburgh International Television Festival on Friday the 28th of August.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Shane which will be chaired by long-time fan, Andrew Collins.
Unfortunately it seems to be an industry event, so day passes for entry to the festival seem to have a hefty price-tag.
Head on over to the Edinburgh International Television Festival Website for more info HERE
You may recognise the imnages above, as they have recently been used in the first teaser trailers for the series.
So far, two different teaser trailers have been spotted. There's a rave themed advert (from which the images above have been taken), and a Stone Roses, paint-spattered theme trailer (accompanied by a brief burst of their track, Fools Gold).
If you head on over to the recently launched This Is England 90 fansite, you can take a look at the adverts themselves which they have managed to capture from the TV screenings! You can check them out HERE
12th May 2014
Poster design competition for This Is England '90 is launched.
TalentHouse.com in conjuction with Channel4 have just launched a poster design competition for any budding artistic creatives out there.
The poster should be a nostalgic, '90s rave poster which, if selected as a winning submission, will be used in the marketing push for This Is England '90 which is coming to Channel4 in September.
The Talent House website describes the competition like so;
Channel4 and "This Is England '90" invite creators from around the world to submit poster artwork that captures the zeitgeist of UK club culture during the 1990's, the time when clubs and dance music changed British youths' habits forever.
Three Selected Artists will have their work used within the interactive marketing campaign to promote the series, and will each receive £1,000 and a mentoring session with Channel 4's creative department, 4Creative.
The deadline for entries is 10am on the 29th of May!
For the full details on the competition, the prizes, and how to enter, head on over to the TalentHouse.com website HERE
18th February 2015
Shane pays tribute to his friend and collaborator, Gavin Clark.
In the early hours of Monday morning (16th February), Gavin Clark tragically passed away at the age of 46.
If you're a fan of Shane's work you will certainly have heard many of Gavin's unique compositions throughout the soundtracks of Shane's films and TV series.
From the earliest days of Smalltime, Gavin's music has always been a stand-out feature of Shane's output over the years, and his distinctive vocals have always had the power to strike a personal chord with anyone who cared to listen.
In light of this shocking news, Shane has passed on his own personal tribute to Gavin,
"How do you capture in words, what the death of someone you love means to you, means to his children, his family, his friends. The only person I ever knew who had that capability was Gavin. His music elevated my early work from student tat (in the early 90’s) into something resembling art, he’s penned at least one unforgettable song for pretty much everything I’ve ever made and his latest, as yet unreleased songs, are his greatest and have once again become the emotional heartbeat of my latest project.
Anyone who knows his work, knows his pain, anyone who met him, will never forget him and for those that saw him play live, his voice remains tattoo’d in their heart. No PA system could contain him, no recording could capture him and I know I will never meet anyone like him again.
Gavin I love you so much brother and I miss you like frikk already. Xxx."
Only last week, Shane's documentary about Gavin entitled, "The Living Room", was released online for the first time.
Please take the time to watch the film, and discover the man that so many now miss.
You can watch The Living Room on YouTube HERE
There is also a great article on the Vice Noisey website about how Gavin and Shane met and worked together HERE
Many years ago now, Gavin was kind enough to donate an altenate version of his track "If This Is Love" to the website. You will probably recognise it as part of the soundtrack of A Room For Romeo Brass.
You can listen to the track in the flash player here...........
10th February 2015
Watch "The Living Room" online!
2009 documentary film 'The Living Room' is now available to view on the Vice Noisey website.
The 40 minute film charts the often poignant, sometimes comic relationship between Shane and his long-time friend and music collaborator Gavin Clark.
The Living Room was originally released for the first time last year as part of a special edition version of Gavin's compilation album, Beautiful Skeletons.
The Vice Noisey website also have an accompanying article to compiment the documentary
which covers the role of Gavin's music in Shane's films over the years.
You can watch The Living Room HERE
You can read the article HERE
23rd December 2014
3 part Notts TV interview now available to watch On Demand!
As we all wait for more news of the forthcoming This Is England 90 TV series (which is currently in production), this website is briefly waking from it's hibernation to pass on the great news that local Nottingham TV station NottsTV have made their programming available to everyone via their new On Demand service.
Earlier in 2014, the channel screened a 3-part Shane Meadows interview conducted by film critic Jason Solomons which covers Shane's entire career in film-making.
With each of the three episodes running to 24 minutes, what we have is a feature length interview that goes into great detail, and even features new insights and anecdotes for even the most hardcore fan!
You can check out part one in the video player below, and you can find all three episodes over on the NottsTV website (see the links below the video).
Three hardcore fans of Nottingham based lyrical-wizard and rap-artist Scorzayzee have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to record and produce Scorzayzees debut album.
Even if you only know Scorzayzee from Shane's 2009 film "Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee" you will be well aware of the talent that these hardcore fans are so keen to promote. Here's their opening explanation of the Kickstarter campaign;
"This is a story of extreme fandom; three die-hard Scorzayzee fans dedicating the past six months to manifesting the missing album from every hip hop head's collection.
Let's get Scorzayzee BACK into the studio to finally record the hip hop album that was never made!
With the short documentary below, the producers (Ste, Jack and Greg) hope to fill in the missing gaps and bring to light the journey of one of the most elusive yet revered, sought after and talented emcees this country has ever produced.
The campaign comes with a 12 minute short film that delves into the Scorzayzee story-so-far, and features contributions from high-profile fans including a certain Mr Meadows.
You can watch this Kickstarter Campaign video in the player below.
Head on over to the Kickstarter campaign page HERE where you can find out all you need to know about the project along with all the info on the merchandise up for grabs for the various levels of backer!
Don't forget to spread the word!
On Twitter, the campaign is using the hashtag #KickStartScorz
The ShaneMeadows.co.uk shop is now open for business! Have a leisurely browse through this Meadows flavoured emporium of DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, and MP3s!
Click HERE to take a peek.
Follow the official ShaneMeadows.co.uk Twitter account which is run by the same person that runs this website (that'll be me, Dave. Hello). @ShadyMeadows
PaddyConsidine.co.uk is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the amazing British actor (as seen in Dead Man's Shoes and A Room For Romeo Brass.... and that's just the tip of the iceberg!)
Dean Rogers has been
the official on-set photographer for Shane's films since A Room
For Romeo Brass.
Click the image above to visit his site which features photos
from Dean's work on various other projects too.
This Is England '88 website at Channel 4
The site includes loads of great features including behind the
scenes and interview videos.
It also features the credits for the series (featuring the enitre list of music used in the seires)!