Skins (UK)

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 2007 on E4
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Episode Summary

The first episode of Skins introduces viewers to a gang of friends through their leader, Tony.

Tony makes plans for Sid to lose his virginity at Abigail's party. However, Sid ends up buying £300 of drugs, which they must somehow pay back. At the party, Sid gets chatting to Cassie, but she soon overdoses on sleeping pills. She recovers on the way to the hospital, but the gang manage to crash Abgail's dad's car into the harbour.moreless

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  • Pilot episode.

    Well I got in to this show after watching the god awful American version and decided to try out the UK version to see if it was any better, and it surely was. The acting was better, the interactions were better, the interactions seemed more realistic, just a lot of reasons why the original is better.

    I will definitely be sticking around after this episode, in the American version, I really couldn't find myself liking any of the characters, but here, the characters came off as more likable and definitely less annoying.

    The truck in the lake was actually pretty funny, and I liked the final scene between Sid & Tony. "They got out of the car at the hospital, right?" Hilarious, favorite character is Cassie at this point, looking forward to the Cassie-centric episode this season. Good start Skins!moreless
  • Loved it!

    I was very skeptic at the beginning. I kept saying that it would be 50 minutes of my life that I would never get back. Lots of cheesy sexual scenes probably aimed at today's teenagers. Nothing wrong about that, but is just not my thing. And then I saw the scene where Anwar takes a piss and the car sinks into the water :))! That was the epic! That convinced me to give it another try after all. And I didn't regret it! I am now extremely hooked on the stories and can't wait to see what happens next! I'm only at the first season. Hope that the other 2 seasons are at least as good as this one is.moreless
  • Great introductory to the characters.

    The episode may be called "Tony" however we do meet and learn a little bit about all the characters in the show. For example we know from the first minute of the episode that Tony's sister Effy spends most of her nights going out and we also learn that Sid is obviously having trouble with his sex life. Eventually in the episode we come to realize that all the characters we meet are friends with each other. In this episode we learn a few important things. For example we know almost straight away that Sid is portrayed as the side kick of Tony. We also learn that Sid clearly has a crush on his best friends girlfriend, Michelle, this is made obvious while him and Tony are in the cafe. Another thing we find out is that the teenagers have a bad lifestyle but which is very fun and entertaining to watch, we see here in the first episode that most of them take drugs, smoke, drink and aren't afraid to get into fights. This episode is great at getting the viewers interested in the show.moreless
  • Dawson's Creek on Speed. -Tony

    Well first episode, I got a nice feel for the characters and sure I should have paid attention to that Viewer discretion advised sign but I didn't and I ended up paying for it with both my eyeballs but besides the vomit inducing nudity the first episode was informative, funny and made me think of the good old days; sex, drugs and rock and roll. There are a lot of characters and I didn't catch all of their names but Tony, Sid and Cassie stood out to me and while I'm still trying to figure out if Chris is gay and if I just happened to stumble onto the dodgy end of some part in England, I think I'm going to stick around to get my questions answered.moreless
  • just started watching

    after months ofhearing about it just finished teh first epsiode! its damn good!

    thought it was really funny clever.

    loved the dialouge adn all that! just so funny thoses posh girls and guys were so bloody funny!

    really like tony, thought he wasa cool character. and i was totally wondering about chris and the polish bird! did they get out! the scene with sid buying the drugs was so god damn funny!

    all the characters are coola nd easy to like. im likin the sub plots that are building to make for some interesting tv. will defo be watching more of this show!moreless
Harry Enfield

Harry Enfield

Tony's Dad

Guest Star

S.J. Evans

S.J. Evans

Gay Man

Guest Star

John Arthur

John Arthur

Middle Aged Teacher

Guest Star

Georgina Moffat

Georgina Moffat


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: Amwar was peeing against a tree when the car rolled into the canal, yet as everyone walked back home, he was wet as well, but he was the only one who didn't go in the water.

    • Goof: As Sid sits with Tony in the cafe, the ketchup dribble on his chin keeps changing shape between shots. It even disappears then comes back at one point.

    • Trivia: The book Tony is reading in the bathroom is La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre.

    • Trivia: Although Kaya Scodelario did appear on-screen as Effy in this episode, the actress did not have any lines.

    • Goof: During the party, Cassie's eyeshadow changes color. It starts off as a pale green, but on the trampoline it is a pale purple. It later returns to being green again.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Tony: I say this world extends way beyond this little field of dreams we're dancing in, and I wanna see that world.

      Chris: What the f--k's he on about?

      Jal: He's quoting, Chris. It's a literary reference.

      Chris: What do you mean, like Shakespeare and sh-t?

      Jal: Dawson's Creek.

    • Tony: (singing) I have often walked down this street before;
      But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
      All at once am I Several stories high.
      Knowing I'm on the street where you live.
      Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
      Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
      Does enchantment pour Out of ev'ry door?
      No, it's just on the street where you live!
      And oh! The towering feeling
      Just to know somehow you are near.
      The overpowering feeling
      That any second you may suddenly appear!
      People stop and stare. They don't bother me.
      For there's no where else on earth that I would rather be.
      Let the time go by, I won't care if I
      Can be here on the street where you live.
      Woman: That was lovely Anthony. Really quite lovely.
      Tony: Thanks.
      Woman: We would love to have you in the Chamber Choir.
      Tony: Looking forward to it.
      Abigail: My friends think you're really cool yeah. So are you stilling coming to my party tonight? It'd be so safe if you did.

    • Maxxie: Where are you going?
      Chris: To find that party.
      Maxxie: Nah!
      Chris: Look, it's posh kids! All the boys are gay!
      Maxxie: Yea?
      Anwar: Are the girls gay, too?
      Chris: Look... everyone's gay!

    • Tony: How's the treatment going, Cassie?
      Cassie: Oh, it's cool. I wear a white dress and now I can eat yogurt, cup-a-soup, and hazelnuts now. I'm not sick if they let me play with the cats. Yeah, it's like... hazy days, y'know?
      Tony: Well, that's encouraging.

    • Tony: Tonight's the night, Sid. You finally pop the cherry, you finally get the VIP tour of Neverland, you finally...
      Sid: Fuck off. (mutters) Don't make fun of me.

    • Michelle: Cassie's great in bed, as long as she's not hungry.
      Sid: Who says?
      Michelle & Tony: Everyone.

    • Sid: But what would you do if you were in my situation?
      Cassie: I'd just stop eating until they take me back into hospital.

    • Chris: Right, you brain-deads. Can you not think of anything better to entertain yourselves with?
      Jal: Like...?
      Chris: Like... pills!

    • Tony: Hi, nips!
      Michelle: Stop calling me 'nips', Tony.

    • Anwar: I can't pee if you're looking… You're looking aren't you?
      Everyone: (sarcastically) No…

    • Michelle: My nipples are not funny!

    • Tony's Dad (To Tony): You take me for a right James Blunt don't you!?

  • NOTES (10)

    • First appearance of Tony, Chris, Sid, Cassie, Michelle, Jal, Anwar, Maxxie, Abigail and Effy.

    • The online Channel 4 mini-episode for "Tony" features Cassie meeting up with Michelle on release from the hospital and their antics as they steal a wedding dress.

    • Music In This Episode:
      "Right Thurr" by Chingy.
      "As Serious as Your Life" by Four Tet.
      "Drop Ya Thangs" by JT the Bigga Figga featuring The Game.
      "Star Guitar" by the The Chemical Brothers.
      "All Around The World" by Lisa Stansfield.
      "Monkey Ska" by Derrick Harriott.
      "Totally Wired", by The Fall.
      "Flesh and Bone" by Brendan Benson.
      "Witness (1 Hope)" by Roots Manuva.

    • In his audition at the girls' school, Tony sings "On The Street Where You Live" from the musical My Fair Lady.

    • Each episode of this season focuses on a particular character. This episode was named for its main character, Tony.

    • Immediately after this episode aired, mini-episodes were available on the Skins Channel 4 website exclusively for online fans.

    • The official series theme tune is played by the band 'Fat Segal'.

    • The music used on adverts for this episode was by 'The Gossip' - 'Standing in the Way of Control' (Soulwax Nite Version).

    • Although aimed at a teenage audience, this episode has been rated '18' in line with the rest of the season because of the language, drug use and sexual scenes used in the show.

    • This episode was available on the official Skins Myspace up to the original airdate.


    • The scene in which Tony's dad (Harry Enfield) telling him to turn his music down and he refuses is similar to a scene in Kevin & Perry Go Large in which Harry Enfield also stars.