This Is England ’88 wins Best Mini-Series at 2012 TV BAFTAS

This is England 88'

May 28, 2012

This Is England ’88, which starred Jo Hartley, Rosamund Hanson and Andrew Ellis, has won the 2012 TV BAFTA Award for Best Mini-Series.

The three-part mini-series, which was broadcast last Christmas, revisited Smell (Hanson), Gadget (Ellis), Cynthia (Hartley) and the rest of the cast through the trials and traumas of the changing Eighties.

Directed by Shane Meadows, the programme is a continuation of the original 2006 British film This Is England which documents the gritty reality for working class white nationalist, nicknamed ‘skinheads’, in 1980s England, and picked up from the previous television series, This Is England ‘86.

Meanwhile The Fades, which starred Ian Hanmore, picked up the BAFTA for Best Drama Series. The BBC3 show follows Paul, a teenager who is haunted by the echoes of human that have died but not moved on, known as Fades. Ian played the main antagonist of the series John - or Polus, as he’s also known - one of The Fades who refuses to accept his fate.

The BAFTA ceremony was held on the Sunday 27 May 2012 at The Royal Festival Hall.