Skins actor joins Doctor Who

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Decker to guest in New Girl

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9:30pm – Monday, August 20 on FOUR

Everybody’s freaking out about their future in this week’s Skins season finale, screening on Monday, August 20 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. “Episode 10 [season finale] is really about tying everyone’s storylines up and bringing the characters to a point where they will be able to move on and have the rest of their lives,” Dakota Blue Richards, who plays Franky on the series explains.

“What Franky needs to do to find that point is really sort out her priorities, look at where her problems lie and just deal with them,” the actress adds about her character.

“One of her problems that’s always been a part of her and influenced her relationships with other cast members is the fact that she feels as though she was abandoned by her mother.” “And so what she decides to do is really go back to the root of all her problems. She thinks there’s something wrong with her, so she wants to find out exactly why her mother didn’t want to keep her and understand why she keeps getting herself in all these problems with everybody else.”

Make sure not to miss this when Skins concludes its sixth season on Monday, August 20 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.



9:30pm – Monday, August 13 on FOUR

Mini (Freya Mavor) and Franky (Dakota Blue Richards) are still hiding in Mini’s bedroom, but with Matty (Sebastian De Souza) back in Bristol and Mini’s pregnancy becoming more obvious, time is running out fast for the girls in Skins, screening on Monday, August 13 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. This week’s penultimate Skins episode sees Mini and Franky desperately trying to keep Mini’s pregnancy secret from her mum and Alo (Will Merrick), but how long will they be able to keep that baby bump under wraps?

“Mini’s quite blatantly pregnant at this point and she’s kind of refuged in her home, she’s kind of hibernating,” Freya Mavor explains.

“Franky’s there to feed her and make sure she doesn’t go off the rails, so the two of them kind of close themselves off in this little world of their own. And when things get out of hand and something happens, Franky suggests the two of them run away.”

What will this mean for Mini and her baby? Find out when Skins screens on Monday, August 13 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.



9:30pm – Monday, July 2 on FOUR

This week’s Skins sees the introduction to a brand new character when we meet Alex (Sam Jackson), the new kid at Roundview College. Skins screens on Monday, July 2 nd at 9:30pm on FOUR. Speaking about joining the established Skins cast, Sam Jackson says the experience was “bit daunting at first”. “I had to hit the ground running a little bit because the first filming I did was filming for episode three [this week’s episode], which is Alex’s episode – my episode,” the actor explains.

“So I was straight into it. I just had to take people’s advice on board and do the best I could, really.” Luckily the actor soon made friends, both on and off screen. “Laya [Lewis, who plays Liv], who’s in episode three a bit, looked after me a lot, so that was really good,” Jackson sys.

As for what fans can expect from his character, Jackson says: “He likes to live his life almost by chance, really.” “He writes down six options on these cards and he picks a new card every day. Then just at random points during the day, when he gets a bit bored or whatever, he rolls the dice and sees what comes up.”

Sounds like a recipe for a Skins disaster… Make sure not to miss Alex’s first role of the dye when Skins continues its latest season on Monday, July 2 nd at 9:30pm on FOUR.



9:30pm – Monday, June 25 on FOUR

If you’re still recovering from the shock of last week’s Skins series six premiere, then just wait until this week’s Rich-centric instalment! Skins continues its latest season on Monday, June 25 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. Following the car crash, this week sees Professor Blood (Chris Addison) still banning Rich (Alex Arnold) from the hospital, and what’s more, he’s planning to take Grace (Jessica Sula) to Zurich to help her recuperate. “Rich’s episode basically chronicles the relationship Rich and Grace have together. There’s a lot of things that happen, that swing one way and then it swings another,” Alex Arnold explains.

“It’s quite a spooky episode in a way – not spooky as in horror film, but it’s always on edge,” the actor continues. As his friends try to keep R ich out of trouble, he is committed to Grace, and will stop at nothing to visit her in hospital. “Rich’s reaction is to be there all the time and to do whatever he can to be with Grace. That’s the thing that matters the most to him at that moment in his life.”

“It’s kind of make or break. It’s kind of either the making of something great in his character, or the decline,” Arnold continues. “[The episode] affects who he becomes later on and what he’ll get from life afterwards. So he’s on constant edge, and that’s really how he reacts.”

Make sure not to miss this when Skins continues on Monday, June 25 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.



9:30pm – Monday, June 18 on FOUR

It’s been too long since we’ve had the Skins gang over, but that’s all about to change with the return of the highly-anticipated multi BAFTA award-winning drama premiering its sixth season Monday, June 18 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

Returning to our screens with the third generation of characters who were first introduced to viewers last year, Skins’ producer Camilla Campbell says the series’ sixth season will feature “new friendships, secret relationships and sexual awakening” and suggests that the bonds between the characters will be “tested”.

“Having set up this new set of characters in the previous series, we can now go into more depth as to where their stories take us,” executive producer John Griffin explains. “With moral ambiguity, high drama, as well as a strong dose of comedy, Skins six will not disappoint.”

“We’re hugely excited about the fantastic mix of writers we have for Skins this year, some of whom are firsttime screenwriters,” Griffin continues. “They’ve spent the past few months developing exciting and challenging stories for our characters and we’re all very excited to see them realised onto the screen.”

Make sure not to miss this when Skins returns to our screens on Monday, June 18 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

Skins actor returning to series

Former Skins actor Jack O’Connell will re-join the series for a special collection of episodes next year. The actor, who featured in the third and fourth seasons, played James Cook.

Lost actor joins Sons of Anarchy

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Biggs joins The Good Wife

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Mad Dogs returning for season 3

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Pauly D signs record deal

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Skins details revealed

Details have been revealed about the new season of Skins, which was filmed mid-way through this year. E4 says the sixth season will open with the characters on holiday in Morocco. “By the time they arrive back to Bristol everything has changed forever. Friendships fall apart while complicated and toxic relationships begin. And there are strangers in the mix who could either save or destroy them.”

Tyler and Jackson returning to Idol

Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson have confirmed they will return to American Idol as judges again next season. There is no word yet on Jennifer Lopez.

Rogan in for Fear Factor revival

Joe Rogan has been confirmed to return as the host of the rebooted Fear Factor reality series. The series will return for an eight-episode run and is said to embrace technology in a way that the original series couldn’t.

Patel joins new Sorkin series

Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel has landed a role on Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series entitled More As the Story Develops that centres on a bunch of people working in a broadcast newsroom. Jeff Daniels, Olivia Munn and Emily Mortimer are also on board.

New Rob Dyrdek series coming to MTV

Rob Dyrdek of Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory is launching an all-new MTV series entitled Ridiculousness that will focus on amateur viral videos in a similar fashion as Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Drydek will comment on clips in a range of segments such as ‘Redneck Good Times’ ‘Hot Mess’ and Worst Case Scenario’.

9:30pm – Monday, June 13 on FOUR

There’s a wedding to get to in this week’s Skins fifth season finale, screening on Monday, June 13 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

This week’s season final sees Grace (Jessica Sula) and Rich (Alexander Arnold) planning to elope, but first all their friends have to get to the church on time. And with a Skins road trip in the pipeline, there are bound to be some problems, right?

“All of us go off on this road trip, and it brings everyone together,” Sebastian De Souza, who plays Matty on the series explains. “There are arguments and there are fights and there are tears and there’s laughter, but by the end of the episode you get a solid group unit which is what I think the whole episode, the whole series, has been leading up to.”

“Episode eight [the finale] is where everything is drawn together and all the dilemmas are sorted out,” adds Dakota Blue Richards, who plays Franky in the series.

“It’s a pretty nice ending, I think, because in contrast to what’s often happened before in other series’ it really brings the cast together.”

“At the end of episode seven you see them making this crazy marriage proposal and then episode eight is the follow through of that, and everyone trying to be supportive despite the fact that actually their relationships with each other are just completely falling apart,” Richards explains. “There are a lot of things that are obvious but which just aren’t spoken about in that episode, and then towards the end they all come out.”

But what does that mean for Grace and Rich’s wedding? Find out when we say goodbye to the Skins gang on Monday, June 13 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.