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Skins 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2007–2013)
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The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kaya Scodelario ...  Effy Stonem 26 episodes, 2007-2013
Hannah Murray ...  Cassie Ainsworth 20 episodes, 2007-2013
Nicholas Hoult ...  Tony Stonem 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris Miles 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Mike Bailey ...  Sid Jenkins 19 episodes, 2007-2008
April Pearson ...  Michelle Richardson 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Lily Loveless ...  Naomi Campbell 19 episodes, 2009-2013
Will Merrick ...  Alo Creevey 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Freya Mavor ...  Mini McGuinness 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Jack O'Connell ...  James Cook 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Laya Lewis ...  Liv Malone 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Dakota Blue Richards ...  Franky Fitzgerald 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Sean Teale ...  Nick Levan 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Ollie Barbieri ...  JJ Jones 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Kathryn Prescott ...  Emily Fitch 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Larissa Wilson ...  Jal Fazer 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Dev Patel ...  Anwar Kharral 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitch Hewer ...  Maxxie Oliver 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Luke Pasqualino ...  Freddie Mclair 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Doug 18 episodes, 2007-2012
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ...  Pandora Moon 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Alexander Arnold ...  Rich Hardbeck 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Megan Prescott ...  Katie Fitch 15 episodes, 2009-2010
Jessica Sula ...  Grace Violet 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Merveille Lukeba ...  Thomas Tomone 14 episodes, 2009-2010
Sebastian De Souza ...  Matty Levan 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Morwenna Banks ...  Anthea Stonem 12 episodes, 2007-2010
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Posh Kenneth 11 episodes, 2007-2009
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Storyline

Series One and Two focuses on a group of British teens trying to grow up and learn about love and life with little adult supervision (and lots of PARTYING). Sid tries to be everyone's friend and usually ends up on the short end of the stick. He is mostly manipulated by best friend Tony, whose girlfriend Michelle he is in love with. Tony is one to try anything once, including every girl he meets. He manipulates not only Sid and Michelle but anyone else who will let him. Anwar is just looking to lose his virginity, and though he is Muslim, it rarely stops him from partying excessively. Gay and popular friend Maxxie is along for the ride, while trying to pursue his dream of being a dancer and actor in London. Cassie, an anorexic basket-case, is in love with Sid, who overlooks her time and time again. Straight-laced Jal wants to focus on her musical ambitions. Written by gatetraveler

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Facebook

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The part of Effy Stonem initially went to another actress. Kaya Scodelario replaced her after she dropped out. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, lighting screens and crew reflections can be seen in Sid's glasses multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Emily: [quoting] "I see it now in lights - Naomi get to know me."
Naomi: I thought it was catchy.
Emily: Yeah, so is AIDS.
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Alternate Versions

Due to licensing issues, the DVDs and international broadcastings of the first three seasons have a very different soundtrack. The opening theme by Fat Segal remains intact in all versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TV Is Dead?: Winning Back the Teens (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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User Reviews

 
Well worth watching for ALL ages
10 March 2007 | by davek28See all my reviews

I disagree with all those who say this is a teen-only drama. When I first saw the trailers and accompanying hype, I steered clear of it as it looked like yet another teen programme. But then I watched the second episode, about Cassie the anorexic, and was hooked. It managed to be both funny and touching - so much so that I cried at the end.

It's a lot like Teachers in its sense of humour, and it has its location, Bristol, in common with Teachers. It's a shame it isn't on at an earlier time, as the script is wonderful and the characters so well drawn. Plus the performances by the young cast are extremely professional.

I think good drama appeals to all ages, and I'm light years outside the target demographic for this. So I'd like to encourage the more mature viewer to give it a go - especially if you were a fan of Teachers - and you won't regret it.

9 out of 10 as it's the most entertaining and, unfortunately, realistic youth drama to appear on the telly since As If.


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