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.
Did You Know?
This show coined the term "Skins Party", which was mostly contributed by news outlets reporting about several house parties that have been celebrated in a vaguely similar fashion as in the show. One particular incident occurred in County Durham during the 2007 Easter holidays, where a girl posted an invitation to a "Skins Unofficial Party" on her MySpace page (which she claimed was hacked). This resulted in two hundred people arriving at her house, causing about £20,000 of deliberate damage during the course of the party. In 2008, official Skins parties were introduced in several clubs in Britain, which where often called "Skins Secret Parties". See more
Throughout the series, lighting screens and crew reflections can be seen in Sid's glasses multiple times. See more
"I see it now in lights - Naomi get to know me."
I thought it was catchy.
Yeah, so is AIDS.
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
Referenced in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal See more