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Skins 

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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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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first series was shot entirely in HD. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Naomi: I think I'm going away for this summer.
Emily: Oh.
Naomi: Spain, Cyprus, perhaps. By myself. Spend some time by myself, you know, do some thinking by myself.
[clears throat]
Emily: About what?
Naomi: Let's just be friends, okay?
Emily: We say that, don't we?
Naomi: [beat] Yeah, have a good summer.
[starts to walk off]
Emily: [beat] I'll miss you
[...]
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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 »

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Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) See more »

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Skins Theme Tune
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A Refreshing Piece Of British Drama
19 March 2008 | by tom_euroSee all my reviews

It's good to look to look over to Channel 4's sister channel E4 and find good quality British drama on our TV's. Skins is a fantastic and invigorating in-look in to the lives of modern day students.

The first two series had a fantastic cast, most of whom who had never acted before but some familiar faces including About A Boy's Nicholas Hoult and Slumdog Millioanire's Dev Patel who played Tony and Anwar respectively. The cast all worked really well together and it came across perfectly, especially in the second series. The characters they portray; the musical nerd, the lay about, the girl with the eating disorder, the religious one, the metro-sexual, etc. Characters that young people can identify with easily, in every day life, in their surroundings.

The third series was a risky strategy, in which they overhauled all their main characters from the first two series and got a new ensemble cast, or what has become to be referred to, as the ''second generation''. However the show has still been able to keep its sharp edge and shock factor, with some fantastic new characters and actors for the third and current fourth series. Some of the more entertaining and fascinating ones include naive Pandora Moon portrayed by Lisa Blackwell, bad boy 'Cook' portrayed by Jack O'Connel and individualistic twins Emily and Katie Finch.

The lifestyle the group has is glammed up slightly, especially in the early episodes and initial advertisements. Some may argue this is not 'real life', but its television, what is? Some of the party and group scenes are shot extremely well and capture the essence of the modern day lifestyles of the late 2000's perfectly. The show does boast some intriguing and dramatic story lines and selects its actors very well. Its admirable for the production team to encourage young actors (along with the amazing adult guest stars), writers, fashion designers, set designers, etc to join the show. The musical score is something that has to be mentioned, it's some of the best in today's television programmes. Even the opening credits, the music from Fat Seggal is fresh and inspirational.

As the ''second generation'' comes to an end this year (or so we assume) it will be interesting if the show will be revived again.

All in all Skins is something that we don't have a lot of on our screens. Channel 4 should be applauded and continue to invest in programmes such as Skins to appeal to today's generation of young adults.


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