Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Back In Time With Maisie: 1996

Back in Time 1996

In my time-travel rom com, The 12 Christmases of You & Me, Maisie travels back in time to Christmases of her past, and we're going to travel back with her and find out what was happening during the years she goes back to. 


1996 was the year of royal divorce, when The Spice Girls burst into the charts, and when Tom Cruise set off on his first impossible mission.


1996


Christmas Number One:

2 Become 1 (The Spice Girls)


Big Chart Hits in the UK:

Killing Me Softly (The Fugees)

Wannabe (The Spice Girls)

Return of the Mack (Mark Morrison)

Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit (Gina G)

Children (Robert Miles)

Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre)

Three Lions (Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds)

Spaceman (Babylon Zoo)

Un-Break My Heart (Toni Braxton)

Say You'll Be There (The Spice Girls)



Highest Grossing Films:


Independence Day

Twister

Mission: Impossible

The Rock

The Hunchback of Notre Dame



Events, Music & TV:


Gaby Roslin presents her last episode of 'The Big Breakfast' and is replaced by Zoe Ball

Take That announce they are splitting up. A helpline is set up for upset fans

The final episode of ITV's Spitting Image airs

Jarvis Cocker invades the stage while Michael Jackson is performing during the Brit Awards

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorce


Events of 1996


Coronation Street reaches its 4,000th episode

Fly-on-the-wall documentary Airport debuts on BBC One, depicting every day life at Heathrow

Euro 96 is held in England

The first mammal to be successfully cloned - Dolly the sheep - is born

The Spice Girls emerge with their debut single, 'Wannabe'


Events of 1996


The Olympic Games take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave win Britain's only gold medals for rowing, men's coxless pair

Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce

Cadbury become the first company to sponsor Coronation Street after signing a deal with Granada Television

A fourth episode of Coronation Street is added to the weekly schedule, airing on Sundays at 7.30pm

The Spice Girls guest present Top of the Pops on Christmas Day

Ballykissangel, Changing RoomsTFI Friday, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Caroline in the City also have their British TV debuts.


Events of 1996




Find out more about The 12 Christmases of You & Me

The 12 Christmases of You & Me Jennifer Joyce


What if you could go back in time and fix the biggest mistake of your life?

Two years ago, Maisie’s best friend walked out of her life and she hasn’t heard from him since. When she wakes up in 1994, she naturally assumes she’s dreaming. But when she finds herself in the past again the next night and her actions in the dream alter her present-day life, she begins to wonder if she’s somehow hopping back in time. And if she is time-travelling, can she save her friendship with Jonas?

When Maisie is forced to relive Christmases of the past, will she face up to her mistakes, or make them all over again?

The 12 Christmases of You & Me is a magical tale of friendship, first loves, and learning to live in the present.



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