Stranger Than Paradise Records has released the full soundtrack album for the Sky original drama This England. The album features the show’s original music composed by David Holmes (Ocean’s Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen, Out of SightLogan Lucky, Killing Eve, Haywire, No Sudden Move). The soundtrack is now available to stream/download here, where you can also check out audio samples. This England is co-written by Michael Winterbottom & Kieron Quirke and stars Kenneth Branagh, Ophelia Lovibond, Andrew Buchan, Simon Paisley Day and Charles Dance. The 6-part drama is based on Boris Johnson’s tumultuous first months as Prime Minister and traces the impact on the country of the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The series premiered in September on Sky Atlantic and is also available to stream on NOW TV.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. Welcome to Brexit Britain (3:07)
2. Meanwhile in Wuhan (2:02)
3. AstraZeneca (1:32)
4. Herd Immunity (1:07)
5. Care Homes Catastrophe (1:58)
6. Why? Why? Why? (1:51)
7. Why Are They Not Testing? (1:35)
8. A Very Different Britain (3:47)
9. 15,000 Discharged from Care Homes (1:36)
10. No Morality (4:30)
11. National Health Service (3:48)
12. Test! Test! Test! (1:18)
13. Another Break at Chequers (1:38)
14. Jobs for the Boys (3:18)
15. About the Floods (1:28)
16. Human Too Human (2:45)
17. Failure of Leadership (1:52)

  1. MI6 says:


    We need an up to date version of This England. Maybe it could be called “All Trussed Up” or “In Truss We Trusted”. It’s a shame Mick Herron didn’t write This England and a shame that Kenneth Branagh did not call it “My Londongrad” and had Russian puppets playing Larry the Cat and Dilyn The Dog and of course emulating the puppet master Carrie. Why?

    First ask yourself why hasn’t MI5 thoroughly investigated Russian interference in British politics? Why should anyone believe Johnson put his country before himself or believe his anti-Russian rhetoric? In 2016 when campaigning for Brexit he accused the EU of provoking Russia’s attacks on Ukraine. Indeed, Johnson/Cummings delivered Brexit beyond Putin’s wildest dreams. Combine Brexit with Trump’s divisiveness and no wonder Putin concluded the USA/EU/UK/NATO club was a crippled anachronism.

    There is some curious fact based research published on the web by Bill Fairclough (ex-spook codename JJ and author of The Burlington Files autobiographical espionage series) about Boris Johnson et al called Britain’s Dismal Dossier on Russian Political Infiltration. He puts forward hard evidence to support the facts that many past British Prime Ministers (and one US President) have been compromised by Russian intelligence usually prior to becoming political bigwigs. Dozens of other Tory Party supporters including Cummings, MPs et al with Russian leanings are named in the article. Any of them, Trump, Johnson and Cummings included, could have been unwittingly manipulated. After all, flattery is a narcissist’s best friend.

    In fact, Kenneth Branagh could have made hay while the sun shines with this research. Google TheBurlingtonFiles and in the News Section select the article for July 21, 2021. You might also want to read Bill Fairclough’s biographical novel Beyond Enkription – it’s a must read for espionage cognoscente.

    Do look up the authors or books mentioned on Amazon, Google The Burlington Files and read Beyond Enkription.