Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Back In Time With Maisie: 1999

Back In Time 1999

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. 


In the final year of the 90s, Britney Spears arrived on our screens in her school uniform and pigtails, Star Wars made a return to the big screen and Haley Joel Osment saw dead people.


Events in 1999


Christmas Number One:

I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun (Westlife)


Big Chart Hits in the UK:

Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)

Heartbeat/Tragedy (Steps)

Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)

Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Eiffel 65)

Mambo No 5 (a Little Bit of...) (Lou Bega)

That Don't Impress Me Much (Shania Twain)

9pm (Till I Come (ATB)

Better Off Alone (Alice Deejay)

The Millennium Prayer (Cliff Richard)

Genie In A Bottle (Christina Aguilera)



Highest Grossing Films:


Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

The Sixth Sense

Toy Story 2

The Matrix

Tarzan



Events, Music & TV:


Macmillan publish Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo

BBC's Casualty spawns spin-off, Holby City

Kim Tate leaves Emmerdale (and will wait almost 20 years before she returns)

Channel 4 airs Sex and The City for the first time

Russel T. Davies' Manchester-based drama Queer As Folk debuts on Channel 4


Events of 1999


Noel's House Party is axed

Minimum wage is introduced to the UK, set at £3.60 for employees over 21, and £3 for those under 21

S Club 7 make their TV debut in Miami 7, a children's series aired on BBC One, which will launch their music career

Richard and Judy host the first British Soap Awards on ITV

Newsreader Trevor McDonald is knighted


Events in 1999


Grant Mitchel leaves Eastenders

Wales hosts the 1999 rugby world cup

Roy Walker hosts his final episode of Catchphrase

The London Eye is unveiled

The Millennium Dome officially opens

Gimme Gimme Gimme, Tweenies, DIY SOS, The League of Gentlemen, The Naked Chef, Bad Girls, My Parents Are Aliens, Boyz Unlimited and Shipwrecked also have their British TV debuts


Events in 1999




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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