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Alistair Harkness

Alistair Harkness

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TV preview: This Is England ‘88 | I Had The X Factor ... 25 Years Ago: A Wonderland Special

Set during the early 80s tumult of Thatcher’s Britain, filmmaker Shane Meadows’ autobiographical This Is England was one of the most affecting coming-of-age dramas to emerge from British cinema in years.

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