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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 Effy Stonem (26 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Cassie Ainsworth (20 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Tony Stonem (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Chris Miles (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Sid Jenkins (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Michelle Richardson (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Naomi Campbell (19 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Alo Creevey (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Mini McGuinness (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 James Cook (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Liv Malone (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Franky Fitzgerald (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Nick Levan (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 JJ Jones (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Emily Fitch (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Jal Fazer (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Anwar Kharral (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Maxxie Oliver (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Freddie Mclair (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Giles Thomas ...
 Doug (18 episodes, 2007-2012)
Lisa Backwell ...
 Pandora Moon (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Rich Hardbeck (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Katie Fitch (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Grace Violet (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Thomas Tomone (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Matty Levan (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Anthea Stonem (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Posh Kenneth (11 episodes, 2007-2009)
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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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Myspace was given exclusive access to show the first 4 parts of the new episode for series 2. See more »

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

Quotes

Emily: [laying in bed together] I wish I had a mom like that. Katie and me, we were always together. Everything together. Eating, sleeping... Until we were nine we used to take a dump at the same time.
Naomi: [laughing] Jesus!
Emily: Yeah. No secrets. There was no point.
Naomi: [beat, then serious] What about this one?
Emily: [beat] Naomi... I wanna tell people.
Naomi: That you're gay?
Emily: I wanna tell people about us. Come to the college ball with me.
Naomi: Why would I want to do that?
Emily: Why not?
Naomi: Em, it's nobody's business.
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Followed by Skins: Secret Party (2007) See more »

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Well worth watching for ALL ages
10 March 2007 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See 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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