The Unofficial Skins Companion Volume 1: Series 1-4
by Richard Molesworth
Skins is the Channel 4 / E4 teen comedy-drama which, since 2007, has redefined British television drama for a whole new audience. With its sometimes shocking storylines of hedonistic parties, drug taking, and sexual excess, the series has grabbed headlines in the national press, and has given rise to the media concept of the 'Skins' party - which invariably ends with a massive clean-up bill for someone! But behind all the hype is a series that has solid drama, writing, and performance at its very heart, along with a soundtrack that’s at the cutting edge of new urban music.
This book is the perfect companion to the first four series of Skins. It presents a unique analysis of each and every episode of the series, plus all the various spin-offs that that accompany the programme. It offers a comprehensive guide to the characters, storylines and music that have helped define this popular and award-winning TV series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Molesworth was born in 1968. He began writing for various Doctor Who fanzines in the mid 1980s, including the popular and influential title DWB. He has since contributed articles to publications such as Doctor Who Magazine, In-Vision, SFX, Starburst and Sci-Fi Now.
In 1993, he acted as a researcher for Thirty Years in the TARDIS, the BBC documentary celebrating Doctor Who’s thirtieth anniversary, and became a member of the unofficial Doctor Who Restoration Team soon after. Working as a freelance writer/producer/director, he has regularly contributed to the BBC’s Doctor Who DVD range since it began in 1999; producing audio commentaries with cast and crew, scripting on-screen production subtitles, and writing, directing and producing a number of documentary features.
These included Behind the Sofa, which looked back at the Doctor Who work of writer Robert Holmes, Making of... features on stories such as The Mind Robber and Image of the Fendahl, and two groundbreaking ‘bookend’ documentaries which looked at how Doctor Who was first created by the BBC in 1963 (Doctor Who: Origins), and how the series came to be cancelled in 1989 (Doctor Who: Endgame).
He has also written the book ‘Wiped! Doctor Who’s Missing Episodes’ for Telos Publishing.
Product Code: MIWK104