The show was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, The show went on to be a critical success as well as a ratings winner within its target demographic.Over its initial six-year run, Skins proved to be atypical of ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years.
While he takes a pick-and-choose approach to Islam, and has no qualms about indulging in premarital sex and usage of alcohol and drugs in spite of his religion's policies against them, he has some difficulty fully accepting Maxxie's sexuality.
Appearing only in the second series, Lucy, better known as "Sketch" (Aimee-Ffion Edwards), is a quiet and scheming Welsh girl who is polite yet unnerving.
He has a difficult home life; he lost his brother to a hereditary subarachnoid haemorrhage at a young age, and is living alone due to his ambivalent father and absent mother.
He has a crush on his psychology teacher Angie (Siwan Morris).
Skins is a British teen drama that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form.
Its controversial story-lines have explored issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder), adolescent sexuality, gender, substance abuse, death and bullying.Living two buildings over and having a clear view of his room, she develops an obsession for Maxxie and becomes his stalker.Without her father, she is a young carer for her mother Sheila, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.As well as the regular cast, there are several important recurring characters.Effy Stonem (Kaya Scodelario) is Tony's younger sister, and shares many of her brother's qualities.He lacks confidence, is socially uneasy and struggles with school work.