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Skins: Season 4 - Preview

Skins: Season 4

Preview by Jack Foley

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Bonus Skins stories; Animated feature; Behind the scenes videos; Commentaries with writers and directors.

THE critically-acclaimed and multi BAFTA award-winning drama, Skins, returns for a fourth series available to own on DVD from Monday, March 22, 2010, with the Series 1-4 Box Set released on the same date by 4DVD.

The Skins gang is back at college after the summer break and their hedonism knows no bounds as they live life to the ethos of no consequences, no tomorrow and you can all live forever.

Their care-free bubble abruptly bursts when a near-stranger needlessly dies, sending a shockwave through the entire group. The tragedy leaves Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) questioning everything – his faith, his family and even his choice of friends. The reverberations will reach far beyond Thomas’s story, affecting the lives of all those we know around him.

Effy (Kaya Scodelario) returns – no longer with her queen-bee status, and still struggling to deal with her family issues. Her best friend, Pandora (Lisa Backwell), is back adorable and kooky as ever.

Twins Katie (Megan Prescott) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott) are visibly different – after leaving her sister’s shadow Emily is head over heels in love, but while she’s finding out what life is really like, Katie is left behind in a family meltdown.

Naomi (Lily Loveless) seems to have more to hide this series; while JJ (Ollie Barbieri) finally realises what love is. Meanwhile Cook (Jack O’Connell) is trying to simultaneously exorcise his demons and not reveal his weaknesses, and Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) finds out that love can lead you to the edge of sanity.

Series four will continue with guest appearances from Morwenna Banks as Anthea Stonem and Ronni Anconna as Jenna Fitch, alongside new guest artists including Chris Addison, Tanya Franks, Paul Kaye, Pauline Quirke, Simon Day, Dudley Sutton, Hugo Speer, Jenny Eclair, and Will Young.

The eight new episodes are written by a young British writing team, and are headed up by Executive Producer Bryan Elsley, Producer John Griffin and series directors Neil Biswas, Daniel O’Hara, Phillippa Langdale, and Esther May Campbell.

The series 4 DVD is packed with extra features including bonus Skins stories, an animated feature, behind the scenes videos, and commentaries with the writers and directors.