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(2007–2013)

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During the auditions, Kaya Scodelario, who was 14 at that time, claimed to be 16 on the forms to get herself noticed. She later felt that she was too young for the part and was about to leave. But a producer told her to stay and convinced her to read for the part of Effy.
In one episode, JJ performs a "magic trick" by blowing fire. As soon as the flame bursts out, you can see (and hear) the reactions of Cook, Effy and Freddie. According to Ollie Barbieri, the reactions of Luke Pasqualino and Jack O'Connell, even the scream of Kaya Scodelario, were all genuine. It was told to them that there will be a fire-blowing scene, but it won't be real. What they didn't know was that Ollie Barbieri would actually blow fire.
Tony, Effy, Sketch and Rich are the only characters who break the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera.
Luke Pasqualino (Freddie) originally auditioned for the role of Tony Stonem.
The part of Effy Stonem initially went to another actress. Kaya Scodelario replaced her after she dropped out.
While having sex with Sketch, Anwar lists Hugh Grant movies from the 90's and up. Right after he climaxes he states: I never get past "About a Boy". In fact, "About a Boy" stars Nicholas Hoult, one of the series main cast.
The first show ever created for the channel E4.
During the fight between Katie and Emily, Kathryn Prescott was so in character that she accidentally hit Giles Thomas (Doug) in the face.
Many people think Effy is the only character to appear in 4 seasons, (or 2 generations) but the characters Pandora Moon, Anthea and Jim Stonem (Effy and Tony's parents) and the teacher, Doug all reoccur.
Luke Pasqualino can be seen in a promotional poster for the second season. He would later play Freddie in both series three and four.
The first series was shot entirely in HD.
Is one of channel 4's flagship schemes to show more British shows on their channel.
Rich, Sketch and Effy are the only characters to break the fourth wall by looking and the camera and Rich even says "Bye"
Series 2 is set 6 months after the finale of series 1.
Hannah Murray and Mitch Hewer who plays Cassie and Maxxie in Generation 1 both shares the same birthday (July 1st 1989)
Aimee Kelly auditioned for the role of Mini McGuinness before Freya Mavor was cast.
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Sid and Tony have the same post code.
Myspace was given exclusive access to show the first 4 parts of the new episode for series 2.
Justin Edwards appears in Season 3 as one of Johnny Whites' Heavies/Henchmen, however he also appears in Season 6, playing Shelley McGuinness's boyfriend, Eric.
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While filming the lake scene of the episode Skins: Naomi (2009), Kathryn Prescott went into a hypothermic shock after jumping in, because the temperature of the water was really cold. The scene was actually planned to be longer, with Emily and Naomi playing around in the water, but the scenes didn't get made because of that.
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It is mentioned in the series that Katie (Megan Prescott) is the oldest twin, while Emily (Kathryn Prescott) is the youngest. In reality, Kathryn is six minutes older than Megan.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Effy is the only character to appear in more than three seasons. She stars in every season except 5 and 6
One character from all of the three generation dies. In Generation 1, Chris dies from Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In Generation 2, Freddie is beaten to death by Effy's psychotic counselor. In Generation 3, Grace dies from her coma after being in a car crash. In Skins Redux, Naomi gets terminal cancer and it is implied that she will die shortly after the episode, however, nothing is revealed.
Jal and Mini are the only characters in the series to have been pregnant. However, Mini was the only one to go through with her pregnancy while Jal had hers aborted.
It remains unclear if the name of Aimee-Ffion Edwards' character, Sketch, is either her nickname or her surname. Everyone calls her like that, except her mother, who calls her "Lucy". Although it hasn't been confirmed, many people believe that her full name might be Lucy Sketch.
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