Wednesday 2 December 2020

Back In Time With Maisie: 2001

Back In Time 2001

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. 

2001 was the year Kylie made white sheets sexy, Pop Stars gave us Hear'Say and Liberty X, and we were watching monsters and ogres at the cinema.

Events in 2001

Christmas Number One:

Somethin' Stupid (Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman)

Big Chart Hits in the UK:

Whole Again (Atomic Kitten)

It Wasn't Me (Shaggy ft Rik Rok)

Can't Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue)

Hey Baby (DJ Otzi)

Don't Stop Movin' (S Club 7)

Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)

Angel (Shaggy ft Rayvon)

Pure & Simple (Hear'Say)

Because I Got High (Afroman)

Eternity/The Road to Mandalay (Robbie Williams)

Highest Grossing Films:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Monsters, Inc


Ocean's Eleven

Events, Music & TV:

Game show Blankety Blank makes its return, hosted by Lily Savage

E4 is launched

A foot and mouth outbreak hits the UK

Damon Albarn's virtual band, The Gorillaz, releases its first album

The who shot Phil Mitchel storyline begins in Eastenders

Crossroads returns to ITV after being off the air for thirteen years

Events in 2001

The first Celebrity edition of Big Brother airs for one week, as part of Comic Relief. Jack Dee is voted the winner

After winning ITV's Pop Idol, the newly-formed band, Hear'Say release their first single. 'Pure and Simple' reaches number one in the charts

John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, punches a protester who threw an egg at him

Liverpool Airport is renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport in tribute to the Beatle

Richard and Judy leave This Morning after presenting the show for thirteen years

Home and Away airs on Channel 5 for the first time

Events in 2001

Brian Dowling wins the second series of Big Brother

Eastenders increases its episodes to four per week

News breaks of a terror attack in the US

Charles Ingram wins the jackpot on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, but is later accused of cheating by having his wife and another contestant cough to signal correct answers

The final episode of Saturday morning children's TV, Live & Kicking is aired on BBC One

Ant & Dec present their last episodes of SMTV Live and CD:UK

The Office, Will & Grace, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Kumars at No. 42, Soapstars, Phoenix Nights, and As if, have their British TV debuts

Events in 2001

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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