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Shane MeadowsCritical Essays$
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Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748676392

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.001.0001

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‘Them over there’: Motherhood and Marginality in Shane Meadows' Films

‘Them over there’: Motherhood and Marginality in Shane Meadows' Films

(p.155) Chapter 11 ‘Them over there’: Motherhood and Marginality in Shane Meadows' Films
Shane Meadows

Louise FitzGerald

Sarah Godfrey

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter focusses on Meadows' television work, more specifically his television continuations of the film This is England with the Channel Four series This is England '86 and This is England '88. It discusses the series as both ‘event television’ and youth drama, their relationship with contemporaneous television dramas such as Shameless and Skins as well as the earlier work of television directors including Alan Clarke and Ken Loach. The chapter also foregrounds the importance of memory, not only personal but also historical and televisual, to the This is England corpus.

Keywords:   This is England 86, Thus is England 88, Channel Four, Seriality, Television, Shameless, Skins, Alan Clarke, Ken Loach, memory

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