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Hoping for a night of wild abandon Cook invites everybody to his birthday party at his uncle's pub but the party looks like collapsing after Effy's friend Pandora throws up. Cook manages to... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... James Cook
Ollie Barbieri ... JJ Jones
Luke Pasqualino ... Freddie Mclair
Megan Prescott ... Katie Fitch
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ... Pandora Moon
Kaya Scodelario ... Effy Stonem
Kathryn Prescott ... Emily Fitch
Lily Loveless ... Naomi Campbell
Klariza Clayton ... Karen Mclair
Jody Halse Jody Halse ... Bouncer
Amy Burnett Amy Burnett ... Kayleigh
Ian Boldsworth Ian Boldsworth ... Roger (as Ray Peacock)
Karen Tepper Karen Tepper ... Madame Greta (as Karin Tepper)
Sarah Counsell Sarah Counsell ... Amber
Bettrys Jones ... Megan


Hoping for a night of wild abandon Cook invites everybody to his birthday party at his uncle's pub but the party looks like collapsing after Effy's friend Pandora throws up. Cook manages to persuade everyone to gate-crash a party being thrown to celebrate the engagement of a girl called Kayleigh but Cook falls foul of her father John White, a drugs baron to Madame Greta's brothel,he again encounters John White and a fight ensues,White threatening to kill Cook if he sees him again. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

29 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Company Pictures, E4 See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Cook discovers JJ and Megan kissing, a wristband appears/disappears on Cook's right wrist between shots. See more »


Cook: It's got potential this day. It's pregnant
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Alternate Versions

The international version of this episode contains alternate footage in certain scenes due to licensing issues with some songs that are played. As Cook is seen actually singing some of the songs, they had to be filmed again with different music. See more »


Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers, John Barry, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Robbie Williams
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Probably my least favorite of the episodes.
6 August 2009 | by sunraesSee all my reviews

Skins is an absolutely brilliant show, and I've always admired the patterning of the episodes. The viewer sees the character first off, gets a general impression, and then sees the character's self-titled episode, and sees all the depth to their lives and families, which is generally unseen from the outside.

Before seeing this episode, I was eager to see what depth there was to Cook's character, since he basically seemed like a troublesome ass. After seeing the episode, nothing changed. I still don't understand the character at all; is there a reason Cook is so insane and generally insensitive to his friends? I didn't get anything out of this episode, and I hope eventually the season will answer my many, many questions about him.

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