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Irreverent comedy drama from the makers of Shameless, which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol

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Irreverent comedy drama from the makers of Shameless, which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol

  • Skins: Rise Part Two

    In the final part of Rise, Cook's dalliance with his employer's girlfriend has devastating consequences. Propelled into a world of savage revenge, Cook must face his own violent past.

  • Skins: Rise Part One

    Cook has a job delivering drugs to Manchester revellers. But when he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house, he feels irresistibly attracted to her.

  • Skins: Pure Part Two

    Cassie's strange new relationship is tested to its limits in the concluding part of Skins: Pure...

  • Skins: Pure Part One

    Cassie is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her...

  • Skins: Fire Part Two

    Effy has uncovered crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal while working at a dead-end job at a leading London hedge fund, but she is now in a precarious situation

  • Skins: Fire Part One

    In the first episode of the final run, Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a London hedge fund, embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss and stumbles across crucial financial information

  • Series 6 Episode 10

    It's the end of an era. The exam results are in and Alex is throwing the mother of all leaving parties. Everyone's future hangs in the balance as Franky struggles to confront her past.

  • Series 6 Episode 9

    Time's running out for Mini and Franky, with Matty back in Bristol and Mini's ever-growing baby bump, and things come to a head when Mini's heath takes a turn for the worse

  • Series 6 Episode 8

    Alone and forced to face up to choices she's made, Liv discovers that she's not as strong as she thought she was

  • Series 6 Episode 7

    Alo still has no idea that Mini is pregnant. Fed up of trying to get back to the fun times with her, he hooks up with Poppy. But his choices come back to haunt him and he's soon in trouble.

  • Series 6 Episode 6

    Nick is torn between his love for Franky - who just wants to be friends - and his loyalty to his brother, who also loves Franky, and needs Nick's help to get home from Morocco

  • Series 6 Episode 5

    Mini hates her mum's pervy new live-in boyfriend, and to make matters worse, Alo has broken the rules of their no-strings-attached secret relationship and told her that he loves her

  • Series 6 Episode 4

    Franky's in a bad place. Unable to study and cut off from her friends, she's drawn to Luke. He's bad news, but she's intoxicated by him and finds an outlet for her anger and frustration.

  • Series 6 Episode 3

    Alex starts college and immediately hits it off with a fellow student. He sees something very special in Liv and draws her into his strange and wonderful world.

  • Series 6 Episode 2

    Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and Rich is suffering

  • Series 6 Episode 1

    The sixth series kicks off with the gang on an amazing holiday in Morocco. But their hedonistic trip turns into a living hell. By the time they return to Bristol everything has changed...

  • Series 5 Episode 8

    On Rich and Grace's wedding day, the gang are pulling together for the happy couple. But with shambolic Alo as best man, they soon run into trouble. Will they make it to the church on time?

  • Series 5 Episode 7

    Grace has always believed in happy endings, but she is forced to face reality when Rich meets her father, who instantly disapproves and threatens to send her back to Mayberry's College.

  • Series 5 Episode 6

    Alo's parents are sick of his partying and decide to force him to buckle down to life on the farm. But things get out of hand when he rebels by throwing a party that ruins the farm.

  • Series 5 Episode 5

    Nick is the star of the school and on the surface he seems to have everything. But Matty's reappearance has unsettled him and old wounds are re-opened.

  • Series 5 Episode 4

    Mini befriends the gang in order to isolate Liv, who is still having a scene with Nick, but clearly doesn't know why. Liv then takes off with a guy called Matty to escape reality.

  • Series 5 Episode 3

    Mini feels threatened when Grace brings Franky to the charity fashion show, and she ends up sacking them both. And her relationship with Nick isn't as strong as it seems.

  • Series 5 Episode 2

    Alo finds Rich the perfect woman and Rich slowly learns the meaning of compromise with Grace, but heartbreak isn't far away...

  • Series 5 Episode 1

    Franky starts at Roundview and is determined not to be a loner. Things seem to be going well until she accidentally challenges Mini's position as Queen Bee.

  • Series 4 Episode 8

    The domestic situation at Naomi's has come to a head. Everyone begin to congregate in the house and the showdowns begin as the teenagers meet the adult world in a head-on collision.

  • Series 4 Episode 7

    Effy has been receiving treatment at a psychiatric hospital, but feels strong enough to return home. Can she maintain the discipline she needs to keep her OK?

  • Series 4 Episode 6

    JJ and Thomas get part-time jobs at a confectionery wholesalers, where JJ falls in love with his colleague Lara. But his friends, his mum and his doctor don't think he'll be able to catch her eye.

  • Series 4 Episode 5

    Freddie is completely wrapped up in Effy, and with Anthea away, the Stonem house becomes their private world, but their hedonistic lifestyle leads to a confrontation

  • Series 4 Episode 4

    Katie, who's hardly seen Emily since she walked out on the family to live with Naomi, tries to help her mum organise a ghastly over-the-top WAG wedding, but things go horribly wrong

  • Series 4 Episode 3

    After losing it at the party, Cook is up on a charge of GBH but insists on pleading not guilty, to the frustration of his world-weary lawyer

  • Series 4 Episode 2

    Emily and Naomi are back at Roundview and seem as loved-up as ever, but the police want to talk to them

  • Series 4 Episode 1

    Feeling responsible for an accident at one of his club nights, Thomas turns to God and the African community for support, isolating himself from his friends

  • Series 3 Episode 10

    Cook and Effy are in self-imposed exile: they've gone to stay with Cook's father. Back in Bristol, JJ is trying to snap Freddie out of his depressed stupour.

  • Series 3 Episode 9

    Katie won't leave the house. Fortunately, Emily is able to disguise herself as her sister, and sits an exam on her behalf.

  • Series 3 Episode 8

    Katie is making the most of the fact that she's replaced Effy as Queen Bee, but invites Effy to a party in the woods, where the gang come across some scary poachers.

  • Series 3 Episode 7

    JJ's feeling lost and confused. The conflict within the gang has taken its toll on him. But Emily proves to be a true friend in his hour of need.

  • Series 3 Episode 6

    Naomi thinks she has everyone and everything worked out: her hippy mum, played by Olivia Colman; adoring Emily; Cook's misogyny; and the flattery of her politics teacher, played by Ardal O'Hanlon

  • Series 3 Episode 5

    Freddie is the black sheep of his family, and seen as a waste of space. If this wasn't bad enough, living in the shadow of the reckless Cook is doing his head in.

  • Series 3 Episode 4

    Katie uses 'special ingredients' to make chocolate brownies for Pandora's party, but doesn't warn Pandora or her mum, Sally Phillips, who indulges in the choccie treats.

  • Series 3 Episode 3

    Thomas arrives from Congo, alone, penniless and homeless. But a chance meeting with Effy and Pandora puts him right.

  • Series 3 Episode 2

    On Cook's 17th birthday, the gang flirt their way into Karen's friend Kayleigh's engagement party, upsetting Kayleigh's gangster dad, guest star Mackenzie Crook.

  • Series 3 Episode 1

    The beautiful and elusive Effy is joined by her kooky best friend, Pandora. The guys are led by the irrepressible and irresponsible Cook, the daring and charismatic leader of the gang.

  • Series 2 Episode 10

    It's the day of the A-level results, and also of Chris's funeral. The gang have made a pact not to look at their grades until after they've said goodbye to Chris.

  • Series 2 Episode 9

    Cassie and Sid are back together, Chris is on the mend, Michelle and Tony are back with each other and A-level exams are finally over.

  • Series 2 Episode 8

    Jal has a secret so big she can't tell anyone until she works out what to do about it. While revision, music school auditions and needy best friends press down on her, the secret starts to leak out.

  • Series 2 Episode 7

    What is it about Effy? The mystery girl has had a lot to deal with. The Stonem family home is in disarray: while Dad is working abroad, Mum is away with the fairies and Tony is moping.

  • Series 2 Episode 6

    Since the accident, Tony lives lives isolated and alone in a world of half-understood dreams. He tries to act normal, but bumping into Sid and Michelle at a club sends him spiralling again.

  • Series 2 Episode 5

    Chris's college career has been full of tribulations: drugs, petty theft, non-attendance and resounding failure. And then the CCTV cameras catch him shagging Buck Tooth in the Science corridor...

  • Series 2 Episode 4

    Michelle is horrified when her manipulative stepsister Scarlett starts to invade her social group, offer unwanted advice about Tony and make romantic moves on an emotionally vulnerable Sid.

  • Series 2 Episode 3

    Sid's mood is not improved when his grandad, a notorious Glaswegian hard bastard arrives, dying of cancer, to say his final goodbyes.

  • Series 2 Episode 2

    Maxxie has this creepy feeling someone is watching him. Someone close by. A hot boy maybe? No such luck. Weird loner Sketch is Maxxie's stalker.

  • Series 2 Episode 1

    Maxxie is looking after Tony, but he has his own problems. He desperately wants to leave college and follow his dream to become a dancer, but his dad Walter, Bill Bailey, is giving him hell about it.

  • Series 1 Episode 9

    It's Anwar's birthday, but no-one's in the mood to celebrate. Scores need to be settled. And settled they are, with some unexpected yet dangerously wonderful consequences.

  • Series 1 Episode 8

    Has nobody noticed that Tony's little sister Effy never utters a word and sneaks out of the house at night? Tony has. And Tony doesn't give a damn about anybody or anything, except his little sister.

  • Series 1 Episode 7

    Time's up for Tony; Michelle's had enough. When a shining knight appears on the horizon with the promise of a happy ending, she jumps right in. But Tony's not about to let her go that easily.

  • Series 1 Episode 6

    Maxxie and Anwar's friendship is tested when they go on the most disastrous school trip ever. Surely an entire A level history class can't get deported from Russia, can they?

  • Series 1 Episode 5

    Sid is in trouble. Deep trouble. His coursework hasn't made the grade, he's as sexually frustrated as ever, and he can't get his best mate's girl, Michelle, out of his head.

  • Series 1 Episode 4

    Happy-go-lucky party animal Chris wakes up to a hangover, and a note from his mum saying she's gone away. There's only one thing to do at a time like this - party some more!

  • Series 1 Episode 3

    Jal tries to find time to rehearse for Young Musician of the Year, but what's the point when your family don't even notice? Meanwhile, Sid's got his own problems.

  • Series 1 Episode 2

    Cassie's family and friends are too wrapped up in their own worlds to notice that she's not eating. But there is someone who cares.

  • Series 1 Episode 1

    The messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends...

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Irreverent comedy drama from the makers of Shameless, which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol

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