List of Skins episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the British teen drama Skins . For a plot summary of the episodes, visit the main article of each series.


Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 925 January 2007 (2007-01-25)22 March 2007 (2007-03-22)
2 1011 February 2008 (2008-02-11)14 April 2008 (2008-04-14)
3 1022 January 2009 (2009-01-22)26 March 2009 (2009-03-26)
4 828 January 2010 (2010-01-28)18 March 2010 (2010-03-18)
5 827 January 2011 (2011-01-27)17 March 2011 (2011-03-17)
6 1023 January 2012 (2012-01-23)26 March 2012 (2012-03-26)
7 61 July 2013 (2013-07-01)5 August 2013 (2013-08-05)


Series 1 (2007)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
11"Tony" Tony Stonem Paul Gay Bryan Elsley 25 January 2007 (2007-01-25)1.54
22"Cassie" Cassie Ainsworth Paul GayBryan Elsley1 February 2007 (2007-02-01)0.977
33"Jal" Jal Fazer Adam Smith Bryan Elsley8 February 2007 (2007-02-08)0.91
44"Chris" Chris Miles Adam Smith Jack Thorne 15 February 2007 (2007-02-15)0.709
55"Sid" Sid Jenkins Minkie Spiro Jamie Brittain 22 February 2007 (2007-02-22)0.889
66"Maxxie and Anwar" Maxxie Oliver and Anwar Kharral Chris Clough Simon Amstell & Ben Schiffer 1 March 2007 (2007-03-01)0.808
77"Michelle" Michelle Richardson Minkie SpiroBryan Elsley8 March 2007 (2007-03-08)0.799
88"Effy" Effy Stonem Adam SmithJack Thorne15 March 2007 (2007-03-15)0.756
99"Everyone"EveryoneAdam SmithBryan Elsley22 March 2007 (2007-03-22)0.797

Series 2 (2008)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
101"Tony and Maxxie" Tony Stonem and Maxxie Oliver Aysha Rafaele Bryan Elsley 11 February 2008 (2008-02-11)1.06
112"Sketch" Lucy Sketch Aysha Rafaele Jack Thorne 18 February 2008 (2008-02-18)0.757
123"Sid" Sid Jenkins Simon MasseyBryan Elsley25 February 2008 (2008-02-25)0.767
134"Michelle" Michelle Richardson Simon MasseySally Tatchell3 March 2008 (2008-03-03)0.742
145"Chris" Chris Miles Harry Enfield Ben Schiffer 10 March 2008 (2008-03-10)0.709
156"Tony" Tony Stonem Harry Enfield Jamie Brittain 17 March 2008 (2008-03-17)0.751
167"Effy" Effy Stonem Simon Massey Lucy Kirkwood 24 March 2008 (2008-03-24)0.686
178"Jal" Jal Fazer Simon Massey Daniel Kaluuya 31 March 2008 (2008-03-31)0.686
189"Cassie" Cassie Ainsworth Charles Martin Bryan Elsley7 April 2008 (2008-04-07)0.766
1910"Final Goodbyes"EveryoneCharles MartinJack Thorne14 April 2008 (2008-04-14)0.766

Series 3 (2009)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
201"Everyone"Everyone Charles Martin Bryan Elsley 22 January 2009 (2009-01-22)0.877
212"Cook" James Cook Simon Massey Jamie Brittain 29 January 2009 (2009-01-29)0.916
223"Thomas" Thomas Tomone Simon Massey Daniel Kaluuya & Bryan Elsley5 February 2009 (2009-02-05)0.857
234"Pandora" Pandora Moon Simon MasseyGeorgia Lester & Bryan Elsley12 February 2009 (2009-02-12)0.915
245"Freddie" Freddie McClair Charles Martin Ben Schiffer 19 February 2009 (2009-02-19)0.913
256"Naomi" Naomi Campbell Simon Massey Atiha Sen Gupta & Jack Thorne 26 February 2009 (2009-02-26)0.957
267"JJ" Jonah Jeremiah "JJ" Jones Charles MartinBryan Elsley5 March 2009 (2009-03-05)0.997
278"Effy" Effy Stonem Charles Martin Lucy Kirkwood 12 March 2009 (2009-03-12)0.864
289"Katie and Emily" Katie and Emily Fitch Charles MartinMalcolm Campbell & Bryan Elsley19 March 2009 (2009-03-19)0.957
2910"Finale" Effy Stonem, James Cook, JJ Jones and Freddie McClair Simon MasseyBen Schiffer26 March 2009 (2009-03-26)0.972

Series 4 (2010)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
301"Thomas" Thomas Tomone Neil Biswas Jamie Brittain 28 January 2010 (2010-01-28)1.24
312"Emily" Emily Fitch Philippa Langdale Ed Hime 4 February 2010 (2010-02-04)1.02 [1]
323"Cook" James Cook Philippa Langdale Ben Schiffer 11 February 2010 (2010-02-11)0.954
334"Katie" Katie Fitch Neil BiswasGeorgia Lester18 February 2010 (2010-02-18)0.996
345"Freddie" Freddie McClair Esther May Campbell Sean Buckley25 February 2010 (2010-02-25)0.941
356"JJ" Jonah Jeremiah "JJ" Jones Esther May Campbell Lucy Kirkwood 4 March 2010 (2010-03-04)0.885
367"Effy" Effy Stonem Daniel O' HaraJamie Brittain11 March 2010 (2010-03-11)0.863
378"Everyone"EveryoneDaniel O' Hara Bryan Elsley 18 March 2010 (2010-03-18)0.902

Series 5 (2011)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
381"Franky" Franky Fitzgerald Amanda BoyleSean Buckley27 January 2011 (2011-01-27)1.03 [2]
392"Rich" Rich Hardbeck Philippa Langdale Jamie Brittain 3 February 2011 (2011-02-03)0.72 [3]
403"Mini" Mini McGuinness Philippa LangdaleGeorgia Lester10 February 2011 (2011-02-10)0.741 [4]
414"Liv" Liv Malone Amanda Boyle Ed Hime 17 February 2011 (2011-02-17)0.661 [5]
425"Nick" Nick Levan Jack CloughGeoff Bussetil24 February 2011 (2011-02-24)0.574
436"Alo" Alo Creevey Jack CloughDaniel Lovett3 March 2011 (2011-03-03)0.588 [6]
447"Grace" Grace Blood Dominic LeclercJamie Brittain10 March 2011 (2011-03-10)0.486 [7]
458"Everyone"Everyone [8] Dominic LeclercSean Buckley17 March 2011 (2011-03-17)0.494

Series 6 (2012)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
461"Everyone"EveryoneJack Clough Bryan Elsley 23 January 2012 (2012-01-23)1.032 [9]
472"Rich" Rich Hardbeck Sam DonovanDaniel Lovett30 January 2012 (2012-01-30)0.655
483"Alex"Alex HenleySam DonovanJack Lothian6 February 2012 (2012-02-06)0.720
494"Franky" Franky Fitzgerald Ian BarnesSean Buckley13 February 2012 (2012-02-13)0.741
505"Mini" Mini McGuinness Ian BarnesJess Brittain20 February 2012 (2012-02-20)0.661 [10]
516"Nick" Nick Levan Jack CloughGeoff Bussetil27 February 2012 (2012-02-27)0.574 [11]
527"Alo" Alo Creevey Benjamin CaronLaura Hunter5 March 2012 (2012-03-05)0.588 [12]
538"Liv" Liv Malone Benjamin CaronBen Bond & Bryan Elsley12 March 2012 (2012-03-12)0.486 [13]
549"Mini and Franky"Mini McGuinness and Franky FitzgeraldIan BarnesJess Brittain19 March 2012 (2012-03-19)0.494 [14]
5510"Finale"EveryoneBenjamin CaronGeorgia Lester26 March 2012 (2012-03-26)0.574 [15]

Series 7 (2013)

No. in
TitleFeatured character(s)Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
561"Fire (Part 1)"Effy Stonem Charles Martin Jess Brittain1 July 2013 (2013-07-01)0.872
572"Fire (Part 2)"Effy StonemCharles MartinJess Brittain8 July 2013 (2013-07-08)0.706 [16]
583"Pure (Part 1)"Cassie AinsworthPaul Gay Bryan Elsley 15 July 2013 (2013-07-15)0.499 [17]
594"Pure (Part 2)"Cassie AinsworthPaul GayBryan Elsley22 July 2013 (2013-07-22)0.53 [18]
605"Rise (Part 1)"James CookJack Clough Jamie Brittain 29 July 2013 (2013-07-29)0.547 [19]
616"Rise (Part 2)"James CookJack CloughJamie Brittain5 August 2013 (2013-08-05)0.59

Character Video Diaries

Series 1 (Generation 1)

Also to accompany the series, online video diaries were created for the following characters.

1"Jal's Video Diary"

Jal wants to show off her horny chihuahua

2"Chris's Video Diary"

Can Chris wear 72 socks?

3"Abigail's Video Diary"

Abigail hopes the people of 2107 are jolly well.

4"Effy's Video Diary"

It's dark in Tony's sister's head. Very dark.

5"Maxxie's Video Diary"

Maxxie has heard a lot about this interweb thing, and has something very exciting to show you lucky people.

6"Michelle's Video Diary"

Michelle explains all about clothes for every occasion.

7"Posh Kenneth's Video Diary"

"I hope you're getting on awfully well. We do not speak of grandmother's bunions."

8"Tony's Video Diary"

Tony takes you on a tour of Bristol.

9"Sid's Video Diary"

Sid heads into final battle with the Danish warlord Wallothet.

10"Anwar's Video Diary"

It's not just about the fresh clothes and loads of money.

11"Cassie's Video Diary"

Cassie's therapy video. She likes things that she likes, but she loves everything.

Series 3 (Generation 2)

The character video diaries functionally replaced Unseen Skins for the third series. A new diary was posted on the E4 website following the broadcast of each episode, and the diary often pertained to the events of that episode.

#TitleMain episode
1"JJ's Video Diary""Everyone"

JJ hits the streets of Bristol and posts his 'magic' diary on rateyourmagic. He wants to improve his magician skills.

2"Naomi's Video Diary""Cook"

Naomi is hungover and she still made it to the student rally.

3"Pandora's Video Diary""Thomas"

Using Effy's webcam, Pandora sends Thomas a message.

4"Freddie's Video Diary""Pandora"

Freddie decides to hijack his sister's Sexxbomb audition tape, with consequences he probably wasn't expecting.

5"Karen's Video Diary""Freddie"

Karen's audition for Search for a Sexxbomb.

6"Cook's Video Diary""Naomi"

Cook stars in his very own campaign video whilst eating a sandwich, smearing his opponent Naomi Campbell and making some bold claims.

7"Katie's Video Diary""JJ"

Katie sends a message to her footballer boyfriend, Danny Guillermo: she's dumping him, but keeping his gifts.

8"Emily's Video Diary""Effy"

Emily has a project: getting her neighbours to get it on.

9"Effy's Video Diary""Katie and Emily"

Effy sends out messages during a stop in her road trip with Cook via webcam to her brother and mum.

10"Thomas's Video Diary""Finale"

Thomas sends his friend Moses (in the Congo) a message about the British people and their wonderful, weird ways. And a song?

The Lost Weeks

To explain what had happened to each character between series 1 and 2, a series of videos called "The Lost Weeks" were aired exclusively on The episodes are as follows:

1"Effy's Video Diary"

Tony's sister recorded this in his room when he was in a coma.

2"Skins Christmas Special"

Seasonal greetings from the Skins gang.

3"Michelle's Video Diary"

"Black is such a slimming colour."

4"Sid's Message to Tony"

A very special message from Sid to Tony.

5"Cassie Hearts Sid"

Cassie posts Sid a message from Scotland.

6"Posh Kenneth Has a Secret"

"Kenneth has an ode for Jal."

7"Sid's Bedside Vigil"

Sid visits his best mate Tony.

8"Anwar's Video Diary"

Anwar's in love. His video diary boldly goes into detail.

9"Chris' Message to Angie"

Chris wants to show how much he misses Angie, and cares for the Data Protection Act.

10"Messages to Tony"

Sid had a plan to reach Tony.

Although several of these videos bear the same name as a character video diary they are two separate videos. [20]


Skins: UK viewers per episode (millions)
SeasonEpisode number
Audience measurement performed by Broadcasters' Audience Research Board [21]

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