What do you think of the This Is England series by Shane Meadows, depicting life in the Thatcher '80s?
Um, poop would probably be a good word, Karen. To be fair, I only watched the first This Is England, supposedly set in 1983, but the atmosphere was far more 1978/1979/1980. It was all more hip hop by 1983. And having read Shane Meadows's bleatings about how he remembers Thatcher coming to power when he was a little tot because his school dinners turned nasty - well, that seemed like poop too.
I was brought up on a sink estate in the 1970s and early 1980s, and it was nothing like This Is England. Shane was too young to really know the early 1980s.
Sorry, I couldn't bear Thatcher - but I can't bear trendy Lefties like Shane Meadows either.
But the Guardian LOVES him.